The Future of Literacy Is Bright
R2S Fundraiser | Summer 2021
Support community-powered literacy programming in Buncombe County. Help Read to Succeed Raise $30,000 by August 31, 2021.
We are quickly approaching our $30,000 goal! Thank you to everyone who has already donated and helped us spread the word.
For thirty years, literacy rates among young children in the U.S. have remained largely unchanged. While science shows us 95% of all children can learn to read (no matter their race, socio-economic background, or location), we still see 34% of fourth-graders in our country reading below a basic level.
In Asheville, fewer than 25% of Black 3rd-8th graders read at grade-level - this statistic reflects one of the worst opportunity gaps between Black and white students in the entire U.S.
At Read to Succeed, we know improving literacy rates and closing the opportunity gap comes down to high-quality instruction and community and family-powered literacy programming. That's why we:
Our goal is to raise $30,000 by August 31st to meet our financial expenses not covered by grants. Help us reach this goal!
Learning to read means being able to learn, apply for jobs, vote, volunteer, read prescriptions, explore the world, and so much more! When you invest in literacy, you help unlock potential and open the door to opportunity for young children.
To donate today visit r2sasheville.org/bright-future (online form or Paypal available), or send a check to Read to Succeed, P.O. Box 18652, Asheville, NC 28814.
Here are some other ways to give:
Help Spread the Word
It's easy to spread the word about Read to Succeed and encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to invest in literacy in our community.
1) Use this letter template and send via email - click here.
2) Post on social media - here are a few existing posts you can click and share:
3) Contact us if you are a business who would like to partner with R2S to move literacy forward in Asheville and Buncombe County - email email@example.com.
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Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe (R2S) is a local, independent nonprofit on a mission to help close the