Read United, an initiative of United Way of Central Georgia, addresses the literacy challenges facing Central Georgia. We accomplish this by recruiting volunteers from the community to tutor K-3rd graders in reading. Reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. So, by volunteering on a weekly basis with students at school, volunteers will:

  1. Help children improve their reading skills and, in turn, impact their future
  2. Become a positive influence in the life of a child as a mentor
  3. Engage in the effort to build a stronger community



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Why Reading


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A united community helping students achieve reading proficiency, graduation, and self-sufficiency.

We Are

Committed To...

Building a stronger community, closing achievement gaps, increasing graduation rates, and disrupting the cycle of poverty by addressing the literacy challenges facing Central Georgia. This will be accomplished through organizing and equipping volunteers to tutor students to become proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade.

We Are A Collaborative