Building a Life of Academic Success
The Young Readers program is a highly interactive, family-oriented course designed to instill a love of reading in the participants, promote communication skills, writing ability, comprehension levels and build self-esteem. Launched as a national initiative in 1986 to improve reading skills among first through third grade students, the Young Readers program is currently in twenty-seven sites in fifteen states.
LNESC-KC’s Young Readers program stresses the value of reading as the fundamental building block of academic success. The importance of parental involvement in student academic progress and the connection of individuals, families and communities through intensive reading and listening sessions, exciting learning opportunities and the inclusion of the community in participants’ progress are the ultimate goals.