News Channel 3 is teaming up with Shelby County Schools to find people in our community who are willing to serve in the Team Read program. Team Read is focused on helping second graders improve their sight word vocabulary. Research shows that if second graders can read well, they can make the tough transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” and do well in school. Students who can’t read well by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of school without earning a high school diploma.
There are two ways you can help:
Click on this link for a list of books Shelby County Schools recommends for early literacy.
You can also buy the books online and have them sent to the Team Read office.
Any books suitable for elementary school students can be donated, new or used.
You can drop books off at these locations during regular business hours.
You can click on this link to make an online donation through SchoolSeed.org, which is an independent fund helping Shelby County Schools make a difference in the community. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________