With the help of a new $1.2 million grant, thousands of students throughout the state will have access to extra resources to help them become proficient readers.
The “Read. Graduate. Succeed.” program has provided tutoring to 4,000 students in Utah with the help of AmeriCorps and other organizations. Several volunteers have stepped up to help students increase their reading skills through weekly tutoring sessions. The new grant is intended to double the number of students receiving services.
At Moss Elementary, where the announcement was made, volunteers from a plethora of businesses and organizations tutor reading to about 35 students.
“Almost all of our students made gains in reading last year because of this program,” said Moss Elementary principal Judith Simmons-Kissell.