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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

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