It's the season of giving, and nothing say giving better that giving time to someone who needs assistance.

This holiday season, consider giving back to our community by becoming a United Way volunteer. Schools of Hope and Kent County Tax Credit Coalition programs are looking for individuals interested in highly rewarding volunteer experiences. Please consider being a part of this great work and showing your support for Kent County!

High school graduation is a powerful predictor of a young person's future success, and research shows that students who don't read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma. The Schools of Hope Reading Program pairs students in grades 1-3 who are behind in reading with Volunteer Reading Tutors who work one-on-one with them each week during the school year.

Over 60 companies and organizations enable their employees to participate in the program. On-site tutor training is available at companies and organizations that provide 5 or more volunteer tutors.

Won't you consider helping a young person here in Kent County. The gift you get back is unmeasurable.

For more information: email shope@hwmuw.org