Best of 2020 | Read to Succeed Blog
At the end of the year, we like to take a look back at some of our favorite articles we posted on the blog. Don't miss our top 10 posts from 2020 and leave a comment to let us know your fave!
Stay tuned in 2021 for more fun, creative, and effective family literacy ideas on the R2S blog!
The incredible challenges of 2020 have shown our entire community just how resilient, compassionate, and forward-thinking we are. Read to Succeed volunteers and supporters are no exception.
When the pandemic struck and schools closed, our volunteers were unable to continue serving the 200+ students with whom we worked in-person across 11 elementary schools. We quickly had to adapt our programming and find a way to reach families, support teachers, and keep advocating for literacy in our WNC community.
Over the past eight months, R2S has invested significant time and resources in transforming our delivery of services. In addition to creating interactive online training courses for our volunteers, we also fully adapted our reading tutoring program to an online format.
Now, when 2nd-grader Amani meets with her tutor Bob, they do so over video conference. Amani in her home on her laptop, and Bob in his home on his computer - reading, connecting, and practicing core literacy skills.
We know that R2S students have not received the support they deserve this year. The pandemic has widened an already-existing opportunity gap between Black and white students in Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools. Lack of access to learning resources, one-to-one support, and in-class instruction leaves students further and further behind.
Bottom line: THE TIME TO STEP UP IS NOW. Your partnership makes our work possible. Will you help us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000 by December 31st, 2020? Click the button below to donate securely online.
Or mail a check made out to Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe to:
Read to Succeed
PO Box 18652
Asheville, NC 28814
Despite the challenges of this year, we have emerged on the other side of 2020 with a renewed sense of purpose and an impassioned commitment to advocating for early literacy. Your dedication to our community’s children energizes us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support of Read to Succeed!
Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe (R2S) is a local, independent nonprofit on a mission to help close the