Shawnee County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

kids playing nature twister on summer learning day

CGLR sponsors Summer Learning Day activities each July, like this game of animal Twister at Deer Creek Community Center.

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) is a national collaborative effort that works to ensure that students from low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade. Shawnee County was one of the first communities to be a part of the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and is led by United Way of Greater Topeka as it aligns directly with their Education work. Through a network of community organizations, the Campaign works to reduce the gaps in school readiness, chronic absenteeism, and summer learning loss for children in Shawnee County. Follow our Facebook page for more information on local activities and opportunities.

Shawnee County Partners