In partnership with O.C. Johnson Elementary School and Gary Knox Elementary School, United Way of Yuma County strives to provide children in K-3rd grade with the opportunity to self select 12 books to take home and read over the summer months in order to prevent summer learning loss. Most students lose about two months of knowledge over the summer and even more from students who come from low-income areas.
Our three main goals are:
• to encourage reading at home by providing books to build home libraries.
• to build children’s learning and vocabulary through books that are of interest to them.
• to build summer learning opportunities through reading activities at home.