Schools of Hope

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 mission is to raise literacy skills in children, youth and families with in school tutoring, after school literacy programs and family literacy classes. This award-winning program currently partners with three school districts – Grand Rapids, Godfrey-Lee and Godwin Heights – and works to equip students with the resources they need to achieve academic success.

*Annie E. Casey Foundation