Building Literacy

Every, Child, Every Family, Every Day
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Every Child Can Read, Inc. (ECCR) believes in opening a world of opportunities by growing a love of reading in young readers.
Every Child Can Read, Inc. is  a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

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Join us at New Boswell and have a beer for a good cause! Funds raised help sponsor Wayne Co. children in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Click the button to learn more and purchase your tickets.
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Our Programs

3rd Grade Academy

When Vic Jose and Rick Ahaus learned that more than 40 percent of children in Wayne County were NOT prepared to learn when they started school, they tackled that issue with great intensity and created the K-Ready program.

K-Ready’s goal is to increase the number of Wayne County children who enter school prepared to learn.

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In 2007, concerned citizens led by Rick Ahaus and Vic Jose formed an independent, voluntary, community-based program with a single focus: to have all third-grade students in Richmond reading on grade level by the time they enter the fourth grade. They created a 501 (c) 3 organization to fund the first The Reading Academy.

The Reading Academy’s goal is to ensure that every Third Grader in Richmond knows how to read at grade level by the end of third grade.

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Recent News and Photos

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Every Child Can Read6 hours ago
Thank you for your support of our organization and mission. We're grateful for our partnership with the United Way of Whitewater Valley!
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Every Child Can Read7 hours ago
Early childhood education is a vital community need. Last year, we published a blog discussing the importance of early childhood education in Wayne County. Check it out here:
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Every Child Can Read2 days ago
This week's #MoreYouKnowMonday, we're highlighting the Summer Bookmobile that delivers books to kids in summer programs. Last year we distributed over 1200 books. Want us to stop by your program? Let us know in the comments.
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Every Child Can Read5 days ago
Be sure to grab a book or share one of your favorites this weekend.

(📸: valuemindedmama)

"We wanted to design a program that encouraged parents to read, put books into homes and provided tips for effective reading."

- Rick Ahaus, Board Member and Founder