Eastern Panhandle Reading Program will be providing 10 books and a backpack to 2,200 2nd grade students in May 2020.
Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary has raised over $117,000 to date but to serve all 2,200 students we need a total of $132,000.
Can you help get books in the hands of a student? A $60.00 donation will provide books to 1 student.
Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary Foundation is a 501c-3. All donations are tax-deductible.
MISSION OF EASTERN PANHANDLE READING PROGRAM
To encourage life-long literacy and increase reading proficiency by providing free books and supplies to children in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties, West Virginia.
VISION OF EASTERN PANHANDLE READING PROGRAM
To gift every 2nd-grade child in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties a set of books that belongs to them.
- There are 2,200 Second Grade students in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan County Homes
- With no books, children lose three months of reading comprehension over the summer. This accumulates from pre-k to third grade.
- As of 2017, only 32% of 4th graders in WV read on grade-level.
*Data from the WV Dept of Ed Website report
- Winchester Avenue = 24% reading proficiency
- Burke Street = 53% reading proficiency
- Rosement = 47% reading proficiency
- Inwood Primary = 49% reading proficiency
- Bunker Hill = 43% reading proficiency
- Berkeley Heights = 41% reading proficiency
- Eastern Panhandle Reading Program is expanding its reach to 2,200 students
- 27 schools will be served in Berkeley County, Jefferson County and Morgan County, WV
- Students received 10 books and a backpack that they picked out
- Eastern Panhandle Reading Program expanded its reach to 640 students, a 344% increase from 2018
- 9 schools were served - Bunker Hill Elementary, Winchester Avenue, Back Creek Valley, Berkeley Heights, Bedington Elementary, Rosemont Elementary, Tuscarora Elementary, Burke Street
- Students received 8 books and a backpack that they picked out
- Eastern Panhandle Reading Program expanded its reach to 186 students, a 50% increase from 2017
- 4 schools were served - Burke St. Elementary, Bedington Elementary, Back Creek Elementary, and Marlowe Elementary
- Students received 8 books and a backpack