Success by 6—that's the United Way's goal for students in our area. On Monday it got a little help from a local union.
The Northwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council presented a check from donations made during its annual Golf Play Day. Afterward, members of the council read to pre-K students. The goal—prepare students for Kindergarten.
"It's books going into the hands of children, what can you say negative about that? it's a great thing," Gina Meeks, of the United Way said.
More than 4,000 area students get to take part in the Success by 6 program.