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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Because of the devastating and widespread flooding already seen in the Greater Houston area from Hurricane Harvey, United Way of Wayne County urges anyone who wishes to make a direct financial donation to the relief effort to support the United Way of Greater Houston’s Flood Relief Fund.  This Fund will help with the recovery needs of those most impacted. All monies raised by United Way of Greater Houston’s Flood Relief Fund will be used to help...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Pitt County Schools are laying the educational foundation from the cradle to careers. Listen to businesses and parents talk about the opportunities that are provided by our local public schools.  View video here: https://youtu.be/JESotBTnHRg
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017 This is an important figure to consider as students start their new year on Monday: Almost half of third graders in Pitt County Schools are not able to read at grade level.   That’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 900 children who should be coming into their own in the wonderful world of books. It is a time when stories begin to introduce young readers to complex thinking, push them to bring their own imagination to...
Thursday, August 3, 2017
By Sharieka BotexThe Daily Reflector Saturday, July 22, 2017 A summer enrichment program that has worked to help rising sixth-graders make a successful transition to middle school for 11 years is out of funding and its future remains uncertain. The Student Success Academy started in Pitt County in 2006 to help struggling students with reading, math and life skills during a five-week program that partnered nonprofit agencies that serve local...
Thursday, August 3, 2017
By Sharieka BotexThe Daily Reflector Saturday, July 22, 2017 Students who graduated this week from a summer academy that prepped them for the jump to middle school are leaving the program better students and better people, the graduates and their teachers said.  The Student Success Academy graduated 77 rising fifth graders during a ceremony Thursday night at J.H. Rose High School. Families and supporters packed the auditorium and listened to...
Thursday, August 3, 2017
By Ginger Livingston Sunday, July 16, 2017 There is magic and adventure in books, but none of it exists unless the cover is opened and the words are read. A community program aimed at getting books into the homes of Pitt County children also is working with its partners to help parents fit storytime into their routines. Imagination Library launched in May 2016, and in the intervening 14 months, more than 4,000 children have enrolled, said Jim...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Everyone remembers how nervous they were when they were moving from elementary to middle school. Going to middle school can be nerve-wracking, especially when you hear you'll have to learn new things like Algebra. On the last day at the Student Success Academy in Greenville, we found that some of the graduates are feeling much better about taking the big move."Their work is difficult," said Kamien Little-Burgess, one of...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
United Way works closely with our partner agencies to ensure that your generous donations are carefully and thoughtfully put to good use to help increase the local kindergarten readiness and graduation rates. Each year, dedicated volunteers make important allocation decisions that impact us all and help make our region a better place to live and work.  School Success Academic Success ProgramBoys and Girls Club  Afterschool/Summer Program for...

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