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WE WALK TOGETHER CHARLOTTE
November 15, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
The LoveBolt is proud to collaborate on an informative walk with key stakeholders and champions for children’s education and our community’s future.
“Helping a child to read by the time they finish third grade …
is one of the greatest predictors of later success in school.” – Read Charlotte
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 15th, 8:30-10am.
WHERE: Renaissance West STEAM Academy, 3241 New Renaissance Way, 28208.
WHAT: Check out the resource list below that offers perspectives on current public education challenges. We will walk one mile with stops for commentary/questions. Wear masks and your WWTC t-shirt if you have one (or we will have extras available onsite). Helping lead our walk conversation will be:
Munro Richardson – Exec. Dir of Read Charlotte, uniting partners to improve children’s literacy from birth to third grade
Ann Doss Helms – WFAE’s Education Reporter
Thelma Byers-Bailey – Vice Chair, District 2 Rep, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Education Leaders and Volunteers from the Augustine Literacy Project, Heart Math Tutoring, HELPS Tutoring, community partnerships and the Educational Equity Institute.
WHY CARE? Reading proficiency in third grade is a critical predictor of school, career and life success. The pandemic has severely impacted CMS third grade reading scores. Mobilizing NOW is vital.
HOW TO ENGAGE:
GATHER friends and make plans to walk with us.
LEARN about initiatives to strengthen early education in our community.
LEAVE WITH INFO and WAYS to support these efforts.
STAY TUNED for future emails about the 11/15 walk (and upcoming service/continued learning event date TBD), visit wewalktogethercharlotte.org and follow us on Facebook (We Walk Together Charlotte) and Instagram (@wewalktogethercharlotte).