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YMCA Reads is an after-school reading intervention program for K-3 grade struggling readers in two Title I schools in Manatee County. The Y Reads program has operated successfully at Bayshore Elementary School on 26th Street West in Bradenton for fourteen years and at Moody Elementary School for two years. The funding comes from a partnership between the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Alliance of YMCAs and generous community donations. Our literacy program is based on a structured curriculum (Systematic Instruction in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) which is easily learned by the volunteer teachers. The programs offer three literacy centers which focus on independent reading, comprehension strategies, and phonics.

For more information, contact Moira Hendricks, YREADS Director at (941) 798-9622 x408.

To Register for a program, visit the Welcome Desk or click here for programs that are available for online registration.