Children who fall behind in reading by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Schools in northern Utah are struggling to find the capacity to tutor these at-risk children and bring them up to grade reading level. Read. Graduate. Succeed. (RGS) is the most-recognized one-on-one tutoring program in Utah, helping over 80 percent of its participants increase by three or more reading levels by the end of 30 weeks.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
In 2016, United Way of Northern Utah recruited 1,010 volunteers, who were paired with 1,343 struggling readers in over 35 northern Utah elementary schools. We also helped fund over 22 RGS programs in the Box Elder, Morgan, Ogden, and Weber school districts. With the support of one-on-one tutoring, over 80 percent of the participating students improved by three or more reading levels.