We want kids to learn to love reading as early in life as possible

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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of West County READS is to promote, support, and encourage efforts to increase children literacy and family literacy in West Contra Costa County. One way this is achieved is by providing free books to the community through events and programs.
WCR encourages all children read or be read to 20 minutes each day!

READING EMPOWERS OUR COMMUNITY

West County READS is an all-volunteer organization that promotes family literacy through events, activities and book giveaways

19489

Books Distributed

IN Contra Costa

County

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The successful education of our children depends on the help of the entire community .

“Reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for literacy development and eventual reading success.” – National Council on Reading

We want kids to learn to love reading as early in life as possible..

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We Can

increase

Literacy

Together

As per statistics 50.3% of Contra Costa Residents with children experience high levels of poverty.

fewer than 30 percent of West Contra Costa third graders can read at grade level.

In some very low-income neighborhoods, fewer than 10 percent are fully literate. Local schools have embarked on a series of reforms to address these needs in the classroom, but the successful education of our children depends on the help of the entire community

West County Reads is here to help

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West County Reads is a project of: