Schools of Hope
Comprehensive, Coordinated Approach
Kids who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma*. United Way’s Schools of Hope tackles the problem of illiteracy by focusing on early grade reading. Our three-pronged approach helps struggling students achieve the reading skills they need to move ahead. It includes: In School tutoring, After School literacy programs and Family Literacy classes. This award-winning program currently partners with four school districts – Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, Godfrey-Lee and Godwin Heights – and works to equip students with the resources they need to achieve academic success.