Students experience learning loss during the summer months when school is out, particularly in reading ability. In response to this challenge, Maverick Media and United Way of Rock River Valley urge families to enroll children in summer reading programs. Well-designed and implemented summer enrichment programs can stop summer learning losses and reduce achievement gaps in all students regardless of family income.  Keep your children reading this summer. Connect your child with a local summer reading program.


Local Summer Reading Programs


Ken-Rock Community Center - summer rocks

Contact: Joseph Leach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (815) 398-8864



North Suburban Library District - Reading is So Delicious!

Contact: Loves Park Branch at (815) 633-4247 or Roscoe Branch at (815) 623-6266



Rockford Public Library - Feed Your Brain: Devour a Book

Contact: (815) 965-7606





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United Way of Rock River Valley kicks off its Annual Community Campaign on Tuesday, September 24 with a luncheon at the Rockford Bank & Trust Pavilion at Aldeen Golf Course. Register now!

For thousands of area youth, middle school is the defining moment in their lives. See how United Way and its partners are creating a movement to help middle school students achieve success. Visit

Don't wait another day. Call 2-1-1 to connect with information on counseling programs and support groups to help you reestablish safety and independence.

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