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Raylyn’s story: Having fun while improving her reading 

Raylyn’s smile says it all.

To keep up with her reading skills, the Grade 3 student at Milltown Elementary School regularly attended Sylvan tutoring. Last spring, her determination shone through and she was mastering new reading skills week after week.

Then came summer and she kept going to school – for the eight-week Summer Slide program, which combines refreshers in math and reading with fun activities so that youth are better equipped for success once school resumes.

Raylyn’s gains in reading just kept on coming.

The Summer Slide program is made possible by donors to the United Way – another example of how your support makes a meaningful difference in the lives of youth in our communities.