On Saturday, June 10, 2017 United Way of Susquehanna County (UWSC) in partnership with Montrose Chamber of Commerce and Endless Mountains Business Association (EMBA) will be hosting its 1st Annual Corks and Kegs indoor/outdoor event at the New Milford Readiness Center-National Guard Armory (New Milford, PA exit 223-3003 St. Rte. 492) from 3-7PM.
Proceeds of this event will go towards funding UWSC’s Imagination Library.
UWSC has recently partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) which provides a FREE, high-quality, and age appropriate book mailed to the home of children from birth up to age 5 in Susquehanna County enrolled in the program. Why sponsor this event?
81% of children from birth to age 5 in Susquehanna County are living in economically at risk situations and are at moderate risk of being left behind when entering school
90% of brain development occurs by age 5, UWSC and DPIL are focusing on kids from birth to age 5 and expect that kids will be more confident and will graduate on time
Children not proficient in reading by the end of 3rd grade is a good predictor of future drop outs
Children are learning to read up to 3rd grade. From 4th grade on, children are reading to learn. If children don’t have the basic reading fundamentals and access to books early on how can we as a community expect them to succeed academically?
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