2019 United Way Annual Report - Page 29



“He has it in him. He wants to learn,” she says.
turning point when children make the transition
“He adores math. I keep telling him, ‘You know
from learning to read to reading to learn.
you have to have both pieces. You’ve got to be
able to read well so that you can do the math.’ ”
And with dreams of becoming a scientist,
learning to read is an integral investment in
And Omeka is exactly right. In a couple years,
Amare’s future.
Amare’s reading skills will be critical to his
success in other subjects. Third grade is the
2018 ANNUAL RE PORT
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