Strategies for Support:
Provide Support to students struggling in reading
Support professional development for teachers and volunteers focused on reading instruction and social-emotional learning
Empower families to help their children read and learn
The Waccamaw Region for Childhood Success is our tri-county response to early childhood needs in Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Counties. This initiative focuses on kindergarten readiness and early grade reading, Birth – 3rd Grade, and promotes working collaboratively between schools and communities, that are committed to the success of every child.
Black River United Way and the United Way of Horry County are leading the charge through leveraging resources, promoting a common agenda, and having shared measurements. Black River United Way focuses on Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties. United Way of Horry County focuses on Horry County.
Waccamaw Region for Childhood Success
Mission: Ready - Kindergarten Readiness
Mission: Read - 3rd Grade Reading Success
Misson: Resilient - Future Intiatives
Signature Education Programs
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1000 Books before Kindergarten is a book drive campaign that puts little libraries in the hands of children Birth - 5 years old. We partner with businesses and other organizations in this nationwide challenge where families and caregivers are encouraged to read 1000 books to their children before Kindergarten.
Summer SAIL is a 4-week summer enrichment program that aims to prevent the “summer slide” and increase literacy rates in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.
KinderWaves is a 4-day transition camp for 4K students going to Kindergarten
The AmeriCorps program is a high-quality, comprehensive, research-based English literacy tutoring program that supports students, families, and the community. These volunteers are trained in the Volunteer Tutor Certificate program with Williamsburg Technical College. These volunteers receive a stipend.
Provides a high energy packed day with quality professional development that enforces classroom rigor and builds a community support system for our local teachers.
The mentoring program is an interactive read-aloud mentoring program that creates and supports a culture of literacy for 1st Grade Classrooms. Volunteers read and discuss four books with a designated 1st Grade Classroom and each student receives their own personal copy of the book to build their libraries.
Reading Buddies is a skills-based volunteer program. We connect business professionals and community stakeholders to Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students who need extra support in reading.