AR Kids Read

About AR Kids Read

Central Arkansas community leaders identified K-12 education as the top issue affecting the economic future of Arkansas. Between kindergarten and third grade, children learn to read; from fourth grade onward, they read to learn.

Currently, 7 out of 10 Central Arkansas fourth graders are reading below grade level.
65% of these students will drop out of high school, end up on welfare, or end up in the prison system, if no productive action is taken.
AR Kids Read is a literacy non-profit that leverages the power of volunteers to help solve this problem. The goal is to help children attain reading level proficiency by the end of third grade.


Program Intern

May 2021 Conway, AR
“I have learned so many new technological skills and the team is friendly and efficient to work with!”
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