The Rollins Reading Company is a Missouri 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the literacy achievement of children in early education. The Rollins Reading Company partners with the Columbia Public Schools and others to support the following literacy programs:
- Grant Montessori Preschool. Twenty children served, eight of whom are provided with scholarships based on certain eligibility criteria.
- Book Bags. Children receive books at their reading level for their libraries at home.
Rollins Reading has also supported the following programs in the past years:
- Columbia Community Montessori. Provides scholarship money to support children from low-income families at this not-for-profit preschool in Columbia, MO.
- Learn 2 Save. A literacy and finance program for children to learn about saving money while they read great books.
- Field Trips. Educational field trips to the St. Louis Zoo and other destinations.
- Double Dose Reading Program served more than four hundred children during 2010 – 2019, approximately two-thirds of whom achieved reading levels at or above grade level.
We Believe that...
- Quality early childhood literacy instruction increases:
- the success of children in school, now and in the future
- graduation rates from high school/college
- gainful employment after high school/college
- the quality of life in our community
- Children who learn how to take charge of their own literacy have greater success in school.
- Data informs our decision-making to ensure the literacy programs are producing the desired achievement outcomes.
- Building partnerships with public and private sectors strengthens the literacy programs for our children.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.