Read Learn Succeed is a United Way of Hall County initiative that is helping Hall County parents, students, and young children from birth to 5 years old achieve success in early childhood literacy. We are committed to focusing on learning from birth through critical language and reading activities appropriate for their ages to develop the literacy skills needed to start kindergarten ready to succeed.
One of the major strategies to address poverty in Hall County is to start at birth to improve early literacy. The Longstreet Clinic Center for Pediatrics is leading the way by partnering with United Way to implement Reach Out and Read – a program offering a language and age appropriate book at every well visit from 6 months to 5 years old. Pediatricians stress the importance of reading 15 minutes a day from birth to prepare children to start school ready to learn.
Starting from birth, the parents of each child born at Northeast Georgia Health System In Hall County Hall County are now receiving the children’s book, Welcome to the World. Created as a collaboration between United Way’s Read Learn Succeed Initiative and Northeast Georgia Health System, the book teaches parents and caregivers the importance of reading to a child every day for at least 15 minutes. It’s also designed as a keepsake for families, giving them space to record important memories such as names of providers caring for them at the hospital and a place for the baby’s first footprints.