Tag Archives: reading

Junior Leader Reader Hits 50K Book Milestone

Program Founder Ryan Yamka returns to celebrate at Pine Ridge Prep Preschool September 14, 2022, Topeka, KS—The founder of United Way of Greater Topeka’s Junior Leader Reader (JLR) program returned to the city today as the organization’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) celebrated a program milestone. Ryan Yamka, who started JLR to honor the memory of… Read More »

2018 Pacesetter

SHINE A LIGHT ON SCHOOL SUCCESS SHAWNEE COUNTY CELEBRATES NATIONAL HONOR AND HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING Topeka, Kansas (October 21, 2019) – Community members, educators, and local leaders and decision-makers will join the Shawnee County Campaign for Grade- Level Reading (SNCO-CGLR) at the Kansas Capitol (2nd Floor North Wing) from 11 a.m. to 12… Read More »

UWGT announces new tutoring partnerships with schools

United Way announces new tutoring partnerships with grade schools in three districts TOPEKA, KS, Nov. 19, 2018—United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) has announced new partnerships with three Shawnee County school districts to expand math and reading tutoring. The new grants will help students reach and stay on grade-level in elementary reading and math in… Read More »

Shawnee County Coalition Earns 3rd Pacesetter Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Jillian Fisher 785-228-5114 Jillian.Fisher@unitedwaytopeka.org Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Pacesetter Honors Announced SHAWNEE COUNTY RECOGNIZED FOR WORK IN SUPPORTING EARLY SCHOOL SUCCESS Topeka, Kansas (June 11, 2018) – Shawnee County has been honored for the second year in a row as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR). The… Read More »