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WeReadSC

WeReadSC is a grant-funded community-based literacy initiative engaged, active and responsive to school, library and community diverse interests and needs. A collaborative effort between the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy and the College of Education, we work to build bridges between literacy learning opportunities in homes, public libraries, elementary schools and communities.

Our Goals

Our goal is to improve the reading proficiency of elementary students across South Carolina. By engaging all stakeholders, we can encourage everyone who interacts with our children — whether formally or informally — to develop a shared vision and speak the same language regarding literacy. We want to energize and mobilize teachers, school librarians, public librarians, literacy providers and parents.

WeReadSC will enhance existing schools, libraries, businesses and community groups by offering a unified solution to the literacy problem. By arming all stakeholders with the tools to help, everyone in the county can take ownership of a sustainable literacy solution.  This program will then be transferable, replicable, and customizable to other populations.

What we do

We research and work within communities to enhance existing schools, libraries, businesses and community groups by offering a unified solution to the literacy problem.

Through one-on-one interactions, professional development, and observations within classrooms and at the library, the WeReadSC team uncovers and assists in implementing best practices for creating a flexible, transferable, customizable literacy program.

Additionally, our team uses surveys, interviews, focus groups and conversations with community businesses, families and other stakeholders to discover how best to communicate with the community and at the same time arming all stakeholders with the tools to help all members of the community take ownership of a sustainable literacy solution.

Through encouraging everyone who interacts with children to develop a shared vision and speak the same language regarding literacy, the WeReadSC team is bringing the topic of literacy improvement to the forefront of the community.

Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities for data collection are available throughout the year. 

Email Pamela Hoppock for more details: hoppock@mailbox.sc.edu.

Our Sponsors

The Hearst Foundations

Our Partners

BC Grammar Elementary School
BeginningsSC
Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library of the Lexington County Public Library
Cocky’s Reading Express™
PASOs
University of South Carolina College of Education