Budding Readers

Provides weekly one-to-one interactive reading sessions for three-year-old children to help them develop early literacy skills.


Community Impact

  • 16 Reading Partners served 380 children
  • 2 percent of the children demonstrated development in early literacy skills needed for future success in school
  • 4,644 books were distributed to children to begin a home library


“Noonchee has gone from a child who had no words to express herself to one who now speaks in sentences; from being a non-participant in literacy activities presented in class to one actively engaged by making comments about a book’s story and illustrations.”

–Vanzandra Pompeo, Opportunity Inc.