YWCA is on a mission to give every child an equal chance at success for the future.
Research suggests only 39% of third graders in Charlotte can read on grade level. Reading comprehension by the third grade is essential in determining future successes and children in low-income areas have fewer resources to break from this negative cycle. YWCA provides after-school literacy programs for students, and their parents, in high-poverty areas in order to make higher achievement possible.
Our staff works to boost reading and learning skills for children in low-income areas by providing a holistic approach to a child’s development, which includes parent engagement. We focus on the following Core Competencies:
YWCA Central Carolinas serves 340+ children in grades K-5 across Mecklenburg and Union counties. Our centers are located in public housing communities, neighborhood recreation buildings and fragile neighborhoods. Click here for a complete list of our centers.
Contact YWCA’s Department of Youth Programs at 980-585-0505 to see if your child is eligible.
YWCA is proud to partner with the following agencies to support children in our community: