The Read to Succeed program, a project of the United Way of Southeast Missouri, will be expanding. This fall it will serve students in all the Cape Girardeau school district’s elementary schools. The program already covers Jackson and there are talks to expand to Scott City as well. The program used to rely strictly on funding from the GRACES Women’s Council but the United Way has received a new grant to pay for the growth. United Way Executive Director Nancy Jernigan tells KZIM-KSIM you take a key part in a child’s growth. Around 200 volunteers will be needed to cover all the sessions. Sessions last for 30 to 45 minutes depending on the school. To learn more call the United Way at 334-9634.
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