Learn Together, Grow Together
Established in 1979, READ Saskatoon creates opportunities and transforms the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community through free, proven literacy programs delivered in partnership with trained volunteers, and like-minded organizations.
Currently, one-third of Saskatchewan adults struggle with literacy daily and one-third of Saskatchewan children show up for kindergarten not ready to learn.
COVID has hit Saskatchewan families and individuals hard. Literacy is a much-needed skill to navigate all the health information, manage employment gaps, help children with schoolwork, and ensure financial security for families.
The adults, families, and children we serve have been especially hard hit. Each year we work with thousands of individuals that have the courage to ask for help, that want to make a change, and our shocking increase in client numbers over the past six months tells us we need to be ready for the fall and the next four years to help them recover.
That’s why the time is now.
With your assistance, we will support more people and families, achieve more learning goals, and create more opportunities in our community.
READ Saskatoon plans to raise $2,000,000 this year. This is an ambitious target, but your support will help us reach the following goals over the next four years:
- Work with 20,000 people over four years.
- Double our trained volunteers from 165 to 330; and
- Train 200 facilitators throughout Saskatchewan, supporting them to deliver READ Saskatoon’s children’s, family, and financial literacy programs in their communities.
Why Support READ Saskatoon?
This year, our goal is to support more parents to plan for their children’s educational future.
We want to support more people to set and achieve learning goals that will advance their careers and improve their financial standing.
READ Saskatoon wants to ensure more children in our community are ready to learn when they arrive for their first day of kindergarten and to work with more students to improve their reading skills, giving them the confidence they need to succeed at school.
The need is now. With your support, we can raise $2,000,000 so everyone receives the same opportunity to learn and grow together.
- Heather Persson (Co-Chair)
- Chief Felix Thomas (Co-Chair)
- Jamie Miley (Co-Chair)
- Lucy Pereira
- Jennifer Pereira
- Yann Martel
- Ken Juba
- Bill Waiser
- Jenn Molloy
- Sheryl Harrow-Yurach (Staff)
- Michelle Busa (Staff)
- Terri Sewell (Campaign Support)