Giving Tuesday Waterloo Region

Strong Start Charitable Organization

Our mission at Strong Start is to provide programs and services through community-wide partnerships that help young children learn to read.  Our vision is: All children read – A very short statement, but a very tall order. Our flagship Letters, Sounds and Words program targets children in Senior Kindergarten and Grade 1 who do not read at the expected level. Children are matched with trained community volunteers who come into the school and work one-one-one with them, playing carefully designed games and activities to give them a literacy boost. Over the 10-week period, children develop a meaningful relationship with their caring volunteer, gaining confidence and self-esteem. 

This Giving Tuesday, help us give more children in Waterloo Region a strong start in school and in life. Together, we can make a difference by giving our youngest citizens the essential skills they need to be confident and successful learners.

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