Reading; get set; go...the 11th annual Grande Prairie Reading University will start on Tuesday, Jul 2. The 100% free three-week summer program is designed to increase the literacy skills of children in Grade 3 who are not yet reading at grade level.
The program offers:
- three weeks program;
- free t-shirt & backpack;
- healthy meals & snacks provided...to help them with the journey – at no cost.
Reading University began 11 years ago with 32 Grade 3 students from our District. Last year, 171 Grade 3 students and 45 staff from all three local Districts have participated in the program. 81 of the students were from the Grande Prairie Public School District.
The four major partners are the Grande Prairie Regional College GPRC, (us) the Grande Prairie Public School District, the Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools, and the Peace Wapiti Public School Division.
Many other community organizations, families and business support Reading University with generous donations of time, goods, and funds.