Students who read over the summer can lessen their learning loss over the break and improve their skills. Even students who are strong readers can experience this loss if they do not have access to books during the summer.
Our Super Summer Reading program helps to bridge this gap for children who love to read but who, because of poverty, don’t have books of their own at home. Children in Lee County public elementary schools are selected for the program by their teachers; they each receive a bag filled with brand-new books, activity sheets, and a journal, to keep for their very own. Volunteers pack the bags and deliver the books; if you would like to help, click here and then click Become A Fan. You'll get an e-mail when information is available, and you can sign up to be a part of this great program.
Super Summer Reading helps participating students keep their skills sharp over the school break, and they return to classes ready to take on new challenges and learn even more!
Special thanks to our 2019 sponsors:
Duke Energy Foundation (major sponsor)
Wells Fargo Foundation