Polk County's Literacy Resource Directory Literacy Directory 2nd Edition - Page 22

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Contact: Penny Borgia            863-648-1500 Did You Know! Reading just 20 minutes per day during the school year exposes your child to approximately 1,800,000 words. https://fairhill.org/time-spent-reading/ WILFRED SMITH RESOURCE CENTER            penny.borgia@uwcf.org            www.uwcf.org Hours of Operation: Contact: Boris Rodriguez Address: 135 Ave. Y N.E., Winter Haven, FL 33881 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Monday - Friday            863-298-7898 About: United Way has several literacy-related initiatives:            borisrodriguez@polk-county.net ReadingPals Early Literacy Initiative:            https://www.polk-county.net/parks-and-                       recreation/resource-centers Tutoring/mentoring for public school kindergarten students in Polk/Highlands counties. Master Teacher Early Literacy Initiative: Provides supervised internships for staff in childcare sites serving low-income children. Helps to increase school readiness rate. Success by 6: Publishes a Parent Resource Guide three times per year to help parents and families find the Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday About: The Wilfred Smith Resource Center provides an after school program for elementary (K-5th grade) students on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The program is FREE to all students. Family events include the Back to School Bash in July and the End of the School Year Dance in June. information and services they need. It also provides Parent Lending Libraries at centers to encourage parents to read with children and is a local facilitator for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library that aims to increase home libraries for children ages 0-5. YMCA READS! Family Fundamentals Parent Resource Center: Access to information, support services, and parenting tools. Daily classes and events help to prepare children (ages 0- 6) to enter school ready to read. - Location: 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL, 33805 - Phone: 863-686-1221 ext. 222 - Email: familyfundamentals@uwcf.org 2-1-1: Provides information about services and programs around your area by finding solutions that will fit you needs.  Did You Know! Illiteracy costs the world economy $1.19 trillion each year. www.projectliteracy.com/about 21 Contact: Dorene Walters            863-859-7769            dorene.walter@ymcawcf.org            www.ymcawcf.org Hours of Operation: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Monday - Friday during Summer About: YMCA READS! provides reading tutoring to students at Winston Academy in grades K-3 during the school year. The program is open to any student in grade K-3 during the summer.