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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When you think about Spring Break, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Vacation? Relaxing? Not surprisingly, reading is probably NOT the first thing that pops into your head. But for the children we work with, that time away from school may be a GREAT way to help them learn to ENJOY reading. More
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Fun Wash. A place where you can get all your laundry done…and really fast! Though I love Fun Wash, its atmosphere, and its vibrant colors, this is not a sales pitch for them…or AR Kids Read for that matter. It’s a story of how Brittany Smith, the owner’s daughter, decided to look past the laundromat’s
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You will see many signs throughout the city of Jacksonville. Perhaps the most notable is one that has big red bold letters titled, “Literacy is the Key to Success”. This is the motto for the new Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. The new district has focused on this motto as it wants to equip its
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We’re excited to participate in the last year of ArkansasGives! Mark your calendars. The big day is April 6th!! What is ArkansasGives? More than just a day of giving, ArkansasGives offers an opportunity to come together for one common goal: to empower and support our state’s nonprofits. The motto for ArkansasGives by the Arkansas
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