WHAT WE DO
Growing Moore Readers unites families and community partners to make every moment a brain building moment for children in our community. We work together to ensure all children in Moore County achieve the most important predictor of long term success - grade-level reading by the end of the third grade.
YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES
New science tells us that children's first five years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning. All the cooing, toe-counting, and eye-gazing is brain fertilizer, and every time we connect with children, it's not just their eyes that light up - it's their brains, too! Growing Moore Readers recognizes that parents and other caregivers are the "secret sauce." Visit our Campaign Parent Resources to learn about ways to nurture young children's growing minds.
We focus on strategies in three areas that have real potential to drive improvements in early literacy and grade-level reading: school readiness, school attendance, and summer learning. Click here to learn more about our focus areas and strategies.
We are tracking our progress. Visit our Clear Impact Scorecard to learn more about the state of the child in Moore County, local literacy initiatives, and progress toward our Campaign goals.
In 2012, over 20 community partners created Southern Pines Grows Great Readers. After much hard work and success in increasing literacy for children from low-income families in Southern Pines, the group was honored with a 2015 National Pacesetter Award, one of the highest distinctions presented by the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Now, we are taking their efforts to scale and moving this successful city-level initiative county-wide.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
This work is based on the belief that children, families, and schools cannot succeed alone. Click here for more information on our current partners and ways to get involved.