United Way has been proud to be involved with the Lee County Excel By 5 group since its founding in 2013, and Shelly Brooks has been part of our team leading the early childhood initiatives for a couple of years now.
And if you haven't heard, the Excel By 5 coalition has recently merged with Read First, the Tupelo/Lee County chapter of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, to become the
Early Childhood Coalition. Now all the work being done in early education is more cohesive.
As part of Excel By 5, Tupelo/Lee County was recently re-certified as an early childhood community. Please join us at the Mall at Barnes Crossing on Saturday, July 20 to EXCELebrate! There will be games, information, and giveaways for families with children from birth to age 5.