Summer Reading, ..

Dear Grade Level Reading Coalition:

The events of the past few weeks have been tough for those that care about the children of Baltimore and know the challenges that face our communities. There is no one solution to this extremely complex problem. However, we, like all of you, have a renewed commitment and urgency to do our part.

We thank you for your continued commitment to our shared vision that all Baltimore City children read proficiently by third grade and; moreover, to the power of collective impact, which has been so gracefully demonstrated by community leaders from every corner of our City during this time.

We simply can’t move forward unless we move forward together.

One immediate way we, as a Coalition, can make an impact together is to increase the amount of children that are reading daily over the summer. In the full newsletter you will receive an update on our efforts to support the Pratt Summer Reading Initiative, “Every Hero Has A Story.” If you would like tools to promote this program please click here by Friday, May 15th and we will make sure you receive flyers, posters and talking points.

We’re excited to give a full update on summer at our next Coalition Meeting on Wednesday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Family League of Baltimore.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or feedback you may have.

In Partnership,
Kimberly Manns
Program Director