Every day at TKG Environmental Services Group, LLC we look to “Improve Your Environment.” This month, TKG’s commitment to improving the environment extends to within our local schools. As children across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin are heading back to school, TKG is proud to support United Way of Lake County’s Reading Success Program which partners volunteer reading tutors with at-risk children.
The Importance of Reading Proficiency
One in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade does not graduate from high school on time, a rate four times greater than that of proficient readers. First graders who receive Reading Success tutoring have reading improvement rates almost 300% higher than the children in their class without tutors. Early intervention programs like these create lasting change by focusing on lasting solutions, not short-term charity, and help strengthen the economy and local communities.
About the United Way of Lake County Reading Success Program
The Reading Success Program has been active for over seven years and helps improve literacy skills for Waukegan students in grades one through three who are unable to read at grade level. After six months of one-on-one tutoring, 99% improved their reading skills and, on average, students within the program averaged a 17-point increase on their standardized reading test scores.
This fall the program begins its 8th year serving seven elementary schools in the Waukegan Public School District 60. In 2016, United Way added to the program, creating a pilot Reading Success Plus tutoring expanded version of the program in select classrooms within Glen Flora and Clearview Elementary Schools. This additional effort boosts the frequency of the Reading Success current weekly tutoring program. Reading Success Plus initially launched in two classrooms at each school, serving approximately 8-10 students.
How TKG is Helping
TKG Environmental Services is committed to helping ensure Lake County children are reading at grade level by third grade and have the foundation they need to succeed in school and beyond. From Monday August 21st, 2017 through Saturday August 26th, 2017, TKG Environmental Services will donate $10.00 for every new Residential Dumpster Rental Order, towards United Way of Lake County to help fund their Reading Success Program.
How You Can Help
Want to make an additional donation to support these programs? Click here: https://www.classy.org/checkout/donation?eid=46106
If you would like to become a reading tutor, all that’s needed is an hour a week and a love of reading! Their program welcomes both English and Spanish speaking volunteers. To learn more about the program, visit https://www.liveunitedlakecounty.org/portfolio/ongoing-volunteer-opportunities/
To sign up as a volunteer and help young students improve their reading in Waukegan and throughout Lake County, click here: https://www.liveunitedlakecounty.org/reading-success-tutor/
When you need cleanup services or dumpster rental services, we can be reached at (866) 712-0600. Our friendly staff, based in Waukegan, Illinois, will help you find the right solution.
We look forward to helping you “Improve Your Environment!”