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Transitioning to middle school



It’s an exciting time for children – a new school year is starting! Read and Feed volunteers tutor elementary school children so that they can read and write on grade level. We want participants to be confident readers before entering...

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Read and Feed is selected for CBS 17’s 3-Degree Guarantee



Every night, the CBS 17 Storm Team determines the accuracy of their forecast from the day before. If the meteorologist gets the forecast correct within 3 degrees (plus or minus), CBS donates $50 to the charity of the month, which is matched by...

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Children’s Literacy in the Nation


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Since July is the month when we celebrate America's independence, we decided to take a closer look at children's literacy in our nation, our state, and our county. The results may surprise you. Read and Feed serves more than 600...

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How summer Read and Feed began

June 26, 2018


Susan Morison is one of our Read and Feed tutors who is also a teacher. In 2012, Susan was a first grade teacher at Holly Ridge Elementary School, and she was concerned about one of her Hispanic student's access to opportunities to...

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The story of our newest mobile classroom


Mike VonDerhaar |

Following a forty-year career in high tech sales, my wife Jill and I decided to buy an RV in order to see all of the places we have never seen in the US. We were very excited and immediately took...

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Reading to kids for 15 minutes makes a difference in development

March 11, 2018


A child’s first years of life are the most important when it comes to brain development, yet the majority of children in the U.S. miss out on an activity that plays a vital role in building reading and language skills....

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