Support Literacy in Buncombe County
Help Read to Succeed Raise $25,000 by December 31st, 2020
Adapting to Remote Learning
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.
"When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature."
- Maya Angelou
Who Do We Serve?
Our organization tutors K-3rd grade students in Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools systems. The students with whom we work are not yet reading at grade-level and typically have limited access to educational resources. We also support community partners in Asheville doing incredible work to positively impact literacy outcomes for our local youth.
What Do R2S Reading Tutors Do?
Our reading tutors spend a minimum of one hour a week working with students to develop literacy skills that support them in achieving grade-level reading proficiency. In addition to reading books, tutors work with students on comprehension, sight words, vocabulary, handwriting, phonics, and more.
R2S has gone from serving six students in its first year (2010) to serving 228 students during the 2019 - 2020 school year. Our growth and community impact is a direct result of the tireless dedication and support of our volunteers, community partners, schools, students, staff, and board members.
THANK YOU for your support!
Read to Succeed is on a mission to close the race-based opportunity gap through community-powered literacy programming that engages children, families, and community partners.
Get in Touch!
Phone: (828) 747-2277
Physical address: 16A Stewart St.
Asheville, NC 28806
(*Note: Our office is located in the Pisgah View Apartments community)
Mailing address: PO Box 18652
Asheville, NC 28814