The ability to read and write is a foundational component to a child’s educational development and success over time. Educate Midland believes in highlighting and broadening the community efforts toward early literacy. This is why Educate Midland joined its community sponsors in encouraging greater participation in summer reading programs to prevent “summer slide” among school-aged children. Educate Midland joined forces with the United Way of Midland for a summer book drive that resulted in over 5,000 books collected for reading program partners and for distribution at Little Free Libraries around town.

The Midland County Library, Midland ISD, and the Texas Center for the Book also partnered up with Educate Midland to engage the community’s participation in the Letters About Literature contest, a state and national reading and writing contest by the Library of Congress for 4th-12th grade students.

Additionally, Midland Health and Educate Midland brought together a collective of medical and literacy education experts for the development of a local reading initiative for newborns and their families.

Aiding projects like these is a quick and impactful way to get you and the community around you invested in the betterment of our educational system. We are all stakeholders in our community’s future and it’s the children in our schools right now who will carry the torch of Midland’s growth and prosperity. In promoting literacy from an early age,  we are able to set a standard of learning for children to take with them throughout the rest of their lives.

Visit our Events page to join us in all of our initiatives!