Whee Read Summer Literacy

Our Whee Read Summer Literacy program is a Duke Endowment funded initiative that operates during the summer as a tool to help children reach important literacy levels. The program runs for several weeks and relies on paid teachers as well as community volunteers to read with the kids. Research shows how important it is for a child to reach certain reading milestones as a way of setting them up for long term success. We are grateful to be a part of this work. 

Give Time

In addition to monetary donations, Whee Read could not happen without the work of our amazing volunteers. To volunteer please use the links below: 

Monday night dinner
Playground volunteer
Reading Buddies

Give Money

Third grade reading level is shown to be a predictor of a child’s future success in both school and society. Your donation supports our evidence-informed summer literacy program and helps to combat learning loss and improve the literacy outcomes of at-risk first through third graders in our community. Please share the giving opportunities below with others. 

$50 provides recreation for a kid for the WHOLE summer
$250 feeds a kid for the ENTIRE summer
$500 engages a child for the WHOLE week with educational materials 
$1500 supports a teacher for an ENTIRE week

Online Donations can be made here or checks can be made out to Cullowhee United Methodist Church with “Whee Read Summer Literacy” in the memo line.