Trident United Way's commitment toeducationis unwavering and we are proud to announce the launch of Literacy United: Johns Island effort at Mt. Zion Elementary School.
After seeing the ongoing successes of Trident United Way’s Tri-County Reading by Third Project, local philanthropists began advocating to bring these literacy interventions to children on Johns Island. Today, Literacy United: Johns Island has launched.
With kindergarten readiness being a key indicator of academic success, the partnership strives to build on the University of Florida Lastinger Center’s program that improves overall reading levels, phonemic awareness and learning skills to position students for academic success. Literacy United fuses the small group intervention model with a community support framework that has proven successful outcomes for children and families.
Over the summer teachers received innovative and specialized training for the small group instruction program that is already underway.
Mt. Zion Elementary School also received support from Trident United Way and our partners as one of the beneficiaries of our annual school supply drive. Backpacks and school supply kits including more than 80 items each, were provided for students. Parents, principals and students were thrilled to be supported by their community.
Virtual School Supply Drive a success
Mt. Zion was among several Tri-County schools to receive much-needed items in our virtual school supply drive.
Trident United Way's Young Leaders United and our community came through leading an incredible effort. funding nearly $42,000 worth of school supplies!
More than 300 individual donors and 16 companies opened up their hearts to collect nearly 8,000 items for children in need at elementary schools in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.
Pictured L to R, Midland Park Primary Principal Elizabeth McCraw, Asst. Principal S. Gayle Morris, Trident United Way President & CEO Chloe Knight Tonney, Select Health of SC Market Director Courtnay Thompson and North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey