Afternoon Reading Program

Leveraging Literacy is an afternoon reading program offered at no cost to students in 1st-5th grade who read below grade level. The program meets during the school year from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army of the Midlands (3024 Farrow Road in Columbia, SC).

The program:

  • HELPS children who have fallen behind in reading skills!
  • BUILDS vocabulary, fluency and reading comprehension!
  • INSTILLS a love for reading...a lifelong benefit!

We have a highly qualified and committed teaching staff!

We offer small group and one-on-one instruction!

FREE bus transportation to The Salvation Army is provided for students attending Watkins-Nance Elementary School. Parents need to pick up children at 5:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army.

"I have 3 children in this program and ALL THREE have become better readers. As a result, they score higher on tests and are doing better in school." -Supportive Parent

"One of our students started the program in the fall and was unable to read a basic children's book. Now, just a few months later, he has completed three chapter books and is almost reading on grade level. His mother has told us that he has drastically improved, not only English, but all areas of study since attending our program." -Reading Staff

For more information or to enroll your student, please contact 803-667-3005.