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United Way reading program kicks off another year

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A successful literacy program for pre-K students kicks off its second year.

It is the United Way of Rock River Valley's Page Turner Reading Program. The organization distributes 8 different books to students in the Rockford and Harlem school districts and in the Head Start program. Those titles are incorporated into the kids' curriculums to help them build reading skills for the future.

UWRRV President and CEO Paul Logli says, "the whole point of this program is to get kids up to reading level by 4th grade. It's so critically important because [then they] have a 7 or 8 times better chance of graduating."

About 3,500 students got their copies of "Mouse's First Day of School" today.

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