You are invited to attend….
Rock Out to Read!
Hosted by United Way of the Midlands Young Professionals
Featuring local bands: Fontenelle, Pleiades & the Bear and Burkum Boys
June 23, 2017
Day of: $15.00
|Proceeds will go to UWM’s Book Trust program that provides a monthly budget of $7 to children, so they can choose and buy books from the Scholastic Reading Club – at ten schools in six local districts that have lower reading scores. At the end of the school year, these children will have around 20 books of their own to read, keep and share with their families. Data shows a child is 4x more likely to drop out of school if they do not read proficiently by the end of third grade. If that child lives in poverty for at least one year, they are more than 6x as likely to drop out. Together, we can help local kids increase their reading skills – and build hope that makes our community even stronger!|