United Way of Broward County
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-453-3742.
Howard Bakalar, left, Adriana LeCorgne and Jorg Hrushcka