As respected leaders in local communities, business men and women can promote the value of early reading and support programs aimed at ensuring that all students read proficiently by the end of third grade.
Business leaders can
Support AR-GLR by contributing to the fund housed at the Arkansas Community Foundation.
Expand programs like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Reach Out and Read that provide books for families to read at home.
Support public investment in developmental screenings and services, the early childhood workforce, quality pre-K, evidence-based reading instruction, and afterschool and summer learning programs.