Broward Community Literacy

The Broward Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Campaign is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate -- prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade. Although schools are on the frontline for children’s success, providing effective teaching for all children in every classroom every day, the Campaign is based on the belief that schools cannot succeed alone. Community stakeholders throughout Broward have mobilized to join the national campaign. Through this community collaboration, we will work together to remove barriers, expand opportunities, and assist parents in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities to serve as full partners in the success of their children.

Broward County is home to over 1.8 million residents, with 350,000 children from birth to age 18. Ranging from Parkland to Miramar and the Atlantic Ocean to the Everglades, we are a widespread and diverse community. The successful literacy development of Broward’s children is critical for them to grow and reach their full potential as community members, employees, and parents.

The following pages provide information about local community literacy initiatives and opportunities for businesses, cities, and individuals to join together for collective impact. As a strong Broward community, we can reach our goal of literacy proficiency for all Broward citizens.