Read for Success

Through community support and a grant from the Oak Foundation, CEF supported 250 students in grades K-3 with access to books for the summer, teacher training and classroom materials.

The Reading is Fundamental Read for Success program is a research backed program.  Key findings from a study conducted on this program nationally include:

  • Students who participated in the study improved their reading pro ciency over the summer.
  • Students performing below the 10th percentile in each grade—often categorized as those children having special needs—showed the greatest increase in reading pro ciency.
  • Even students with strong literacy skills (at or above the 90th percentile) increased their reading pro ciency.


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We are excited to see the improvements this students gained in the coming months.

Thank you for your support to CEF and the students of Chatham County Schools.