Reading matters – Reading proficiently by 3rd grade can be life changing. Third grade is when children make the crucial switch from learning to reading to learn.
Grade level reading skills enables children to begin mastering other important subjects like Math & Science. Students who are not reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are at great risk of falling behind & never fully catching up. So we need your help to ensure that our children are reading at their full potential.
“Yes I Can Read” Reading Intervention
We have 3rd graders that are reading at kindergarten level. Help us to eradicate this literacy challenge. By giving to our reading program, you will help us surround our young students with programs and resources needed to ensure they are reading by 3rd grade.
Our Yes I Can Read After School program will facilitate 50 students yearly at a cost of $360 per month per child for our one on one intervention with a private tutor. This sets our program budget to $216,000 per year. Let us join forces to combat this serious literacy issue and create Bold, Intelligent and Fearless future leaders.
In 2017 two major hurricanes hit our beautiful by nature islands, leaving many persons displaced. Among the many the most vulnerable ones were our elderly citizens and our special needs individuals.
Two of our islands were severely damaged by Hurricanes Irma & Maria and on both of those islands being Grand Turk & South Caicos the economy was already not in a solid state. United Way TCI came along with the help of United Way Worldwide & United Way Miami to fund a restoration project for 15 elderly citizens on those islands.
This project has returned smiles and restored hope in the lives of our recipients. We are happy to report the completion of this project. As this year’s hurricane season approaches, please let us prepare ourselves the best way we can to weather any storm that may come our way.