Hear Mike Ring, Project Director of Let’s Read 20. Read Marion Star Story.
Through the efforts of our Marion Public Library, business and industry, our local schools, United Way of Marion County, government, social service agencies and many key stakeholders, our community has created a new collaborative project dedicated to encourage parents and other significant adults to read to a child at least 20 minutes each and everyday from birth through elementary school. This new community initiative is called, “Let’s Read 20”
“LET’S READ 20 envisions,
“Raising readers who achieve and succeed for a lifetime!”
*Becoming successful, achieving Life-long Learners!
“LET’S READ 20 is dedicated to building a community of readers by encouraging everyone to read to a child at least 20 minutes a day from birth through elementary school.”
This collaborative is made up of several key community stakeholders with United Way serving as the administrative and fiscal agent. The Steering Committee consists of representatives from all five of our local public school districts, TRECA ITC-Information Technology Center for all districts, Marion Public Library and impacted community agencies throughout Marion County.