Let’s talk about upward mobility. Children who can’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. More than 60,000 underserved kids in the Charlotte area are at risk of falling behind. It’s a solvable problem and you can help.

The 2017 “Bookie Awards” Nominations are live! Nominate a literacy hero or outstanding educator for a “Bookie Award” today. All nominations are due October 1.