This year, for the fifth year in a row, Immaculate High School students have donated children’s books to United Way of Western Connecticut’s Ready, Set, Let’s Read! program. United Way volunteers distributed 725 books to preschoolers in greater Danbury over the past month.
The program was launched in 2014, with volunteers reading to students in preschool classrooms serving children who are at risk of not being ready for kindergarten. Volunteer readers do group reading, one-on-one reading, and help with literacy-related activities.
Currently, United Way has 21 community volunteers in five preschools in greater Danbury, serving approximately 620 children between the ages of 3 and 5. Ready, Set, Let’s Read! volunteers are active at Danbury Public Schools’ Cottage Street Early Childhood Center, Head Start, Interfaith Early Learning Center, Little People Learning Center, and the YMCA Children’s Center.
United Way is seeking additional volunteers to help support this program.