Every child deserves to be able to read proficiently in order to learn and grow in their education. AR Kids Read is a high-impact community service strategy which leverages the power of caring volunteers who care to help solve this problem. Our mission is to improve the future of Arkansas children and families by advancing literacy education through community engagement and tutoring so that all children can read proficiently by the end of third grade.
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The Importance of Mentorship At some point in our life, we are able to look back and recognize the people that have assisted in our development as individuals through consistent support and encouragement. Where would you be if you had not had someone there that you could rely on and trust? Would you have made different
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The AR Kids Read tutoring program at Murrell Taylor began in February. Taylor had a need for volunteers to tutor their struggling readers. Taylor was in need of a partner to provide caring adults to tutor their struggling readers. Who would answer the call? Thanks to the efforts of First Electric Cooperative of Jacksonville,
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Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization, announced that AR Kids Read is the recipient of three $10,000 Read for Success matching grants to help improve reading proficiency for elementary students. AR Kids Read is partnering with the Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD), the new Jacksonville North Pulaski School District,
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ArkansasGives is a statewide day of giving that allows Arkansans to show their support to their favorite non-profits by donating online. AR Kids Read raised just over $5,000 last year, and in response to that generosity we increased our goal and issued a challenge. The goal for our ArkansasGives campaign was $10,000 where 50%
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