United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally for 50 years. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.
Summer Reading Packs are filled with six age appropriate books and are intended to minimize the “summer reading slide”, a documented phenomenon where student reading skills decline over the summer while not in school and with limited to no access to books. United Way and our Women United partnered with Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) to distribute Summer Reading Packs to 900 kindergarten through 3rd grade students in the Wright School District in 2017. In collaboration with the school district, books were chosen by reading specialists at three of this district’s elementary schools.
The Summer Reading Pack not only includes six books but also two bookmarks and a parent/caregiver letter emphasizing the importance of summer reading. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to fill out a log to show the books their child read during the summer.
For more information about Summer Reading Packs, please contact Nicollette Weinzveg at (707) 528-4485 xt. 141 or [email protected].