Students collect books for Learn United - April 22, 2009

Record Number: 4983
Displayed from: Apr 22, 2009 , until: May 22, 2009

Students from Elmhurst, South Side and Wayne high schools recently completed book drives for United Way of Allen County's Learn United initiative. Learn United is a 10-year effort aimed at eliminating the reading achievement gap by third grade. As part of the initiative, books are frequently given to schools and children to promote reading at home. The high school students, who are part of Superintendent Wendy Robinson's Student Advisory Council, encouraged their peers to give books for the cause. Elmhurst raised the most books at more than 200. The total number of books raised was nearly 400.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.