United Way of Broward County

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United Way of Broward County re­ceived $14,000 from The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of Broward and the City of Fort Laud­erdale.

The do­na­tion will go to­ward the ex­pan­sion of Read­ingPals — a pro­gram that con­nects vol­un­teer tu­tors with Pre-K through third-grade stu­dents — at North­side Ele­men­tary School and North Folk Ele­men­tary School. Both pro­grams are sched­uled to start in Oc­to­ber. United Way of Broward County will pur­chase books for the stu­dents and all nec­es­sary sup­plies for the vol­un­teers.

Read­ingPals gen­er­ates a life­time love of the writ­ten word and strives to im­prove read­ing and com­pre­hen­sion skills to en­sure chil­dren are read­ing at grade level by the end of third grade.

United Way of Broward County is cur­rently ac­cept­ing Read­ingPals vol­un­teers for the 2015-16 school year. For more in­for­ma­tion, email read­ingpals@unit­edwaybroward.org or call 954-453-3742.

Howard Bakalar, left, Adri­ana LeCorgne and Jorg Hrushcka

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