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Reading tutoring program at Highland Park Elementary facing elimination; Donations sought to preserve it

District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold is drawing attention to the imminent loss of a tutoring program at Highland Park Elementary. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise funds to preserve it but the deadline is coming up fast.

The Reading Partners tutoring program at Highland Park Elementary in West Seattle is facing elimination due to budget cuts. The volunteer tutors need $30,000 to continue. July 15 is the fundraising deadline– donations collected only if the goal is met.

Tutors and students work one-on-one to help students gain the skills to read at grade level. Research shows that when students can read at grade level entering 4th grade, they are 4 times more likely to graduate from high school.

Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/Save-RP-at-HP

Donations go to the Seattle chapter of Reading Partners, a 501(c)(3) organization, and are tax deductible: http://readingpartners.org/

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