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Every Child Can Read, Inc. believes all children deserve the opportunity to enter school prepared to learn and to read at or above grade level by the third grade. ECCR serves children in Wayne County, Indiana.

Every Child Can Read, Inc. is  a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

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 Third Grade Academy.

The Third Grade 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 Read15 hours ago
Our friends at More Than Words are helping kids learn about the value of giving and generosity.
Say It with Sam is here to show you how easy it is to choose to be generous, making someone's day by giving something away.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkjuunOulYY...
#morethanwords #betterwaytobe #generosity #thelibrarythatdollybuilt #everychildcanread
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Every Child Can Read2 days ago
Our friends at MRL Youth Services have some pretty cool grab and go kits available. Enjoy these fun and festive activities.
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Every Child Can Read3 days ago
We have exciting news to share!
Every Child Can Read has received a $43,000 grant through the Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lily Endowment Inc. The grant will fund an expanded summer Reading Academy for struggling third and fourth graders of Wayne County. We are grateful to have received such a generous gift from to the Lily Endowment, with this support Every Child Can Read will be able to continue it’s commitment of “Opening A world of opportunities by growing a love of reading and young readers.”
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Every Child Can Read4 days ago
As of November, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has gifted over 148 million books since inception! Thank you for your continued support of Every Child Can Read and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
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Every Child Can Read shared a video from the playlist The Library That Dolly Built.5 days ago
Tune In on Dec. 9 for the Exclusive Facebook Premiere of "The Library That Dolly Built" with Live performance and Q&A session from @Dolly Parton! #DollysLibraryFilm
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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Tune In on Dec. 9 for the Exclusive Facebook Premiere of "The Library That Dolly Built" with Live performance and Q&A session from @Dolly Parton! #DollysLibraryFilm

"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