United Way of Cass County

"READ" All About It! News from The Cass County Reading Railroad!

Reading Builds Early Literacy Skills
Did You Know?
According to the National Education Association, having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader. Young readers need to become practiced at recognizing letters and sounds. The only way to get good at it is to practice.
940 children in Cass County ages 0-5 receive free books every month because of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! A special thank you to Milt and Jean Cole for providing the funding for this program to be possible and for believing in the magic of reading.
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Spread the Gift of Literacy Today!
Help Reading Railroad spread the gift of literacy to curious young minds in Cass County. You can get involved by volunteering in one of our programs! Do you have 30 minutes to share once a month? We are currently looking for readers to read during 1st grade library visits at Logansport Library minutes.

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Begindergarten 2016
Our Impact

Average kindergarten readiness at roundup: 57%

Average kindergarten readiness after 6 weeks of Begindergarten: 84% 

Success Stories
98% of parents agreed that their child was more prepared for kindergarten after Begindergarten 2016

"My son came such a long way in this short 6 weeks. Before Begindergarten he could only count to 10. Now he can count to 25!" -Brandi

"Huge thank you to all of you kind people involved in this program! So thankful that
our community offers this to the children! My child has been taught so much! I am completely grateful & happy we were given this opportunity!" -Lindsay
"Socializing with other children and adults. It has helped with separation anxiety. Our daughter is adapting to school environment on a smaller scale."-Kristine


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