The United Way of the Lowcountry’s efforts to help improve student reading skills don’t stop at the end of the school year.
Each summer, United Way partners with a number of organizations — including The Pat Conroy Literacy Center, Pi Phi, the Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County/Beaufort County Library System and the Beaufort County School District — to help minimize the loss of learning that occurs when young minds sit idle during the summer.
Together, we provide tens of thousands of free books — including picture books and chapter books — to children of all ages throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties. As an added treat, volunteers — like Ron and Natalie Daise from “Gullah Gullah Island!” — record videos of themselves reading aloud from one of the books.
Ron & Natalie Daise:
“There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”
Dr. Renarta Tompkins:
“P is For Palmetto”