Read United

Our READ UNITED initiative consists of three programs currently serving students of Goshen, Elkhart, Prairie Heights, and Lakeland School Corporations.

Due to COVID-19, our Read United programs are being held virtually.


Spring Reading Session - Currently Enrolling Volunteers!

Share your leadership skills, career, interests, and love of learning with local children!

  • 4 weekly sessions between April 19 and May 14
  • 30 minutes per week reading and interacting with local schoolchildren
  • Volunteers can read their own books on camera or live cast eBooks using Scholastic's Storia via Zoom or Google


Sign up via the Volunteer Interest Form below.



When children succeed, we all win.

Reading is a critical bridge to success in school, work and life.  Until third grade, children are generally learning to read; by fourth grade, however, they should be reading to learn.  At the fourth grade level, coursework gets harder and reading becomes more challenging.  Students who don't read well have increasing difficulty keeping up- which can lead to bad grades, disengaging from school, and dropping out.

That's why United Way is creating and  leading supportive efforts to help young kids build a strong foundation. 



For more information please contact:

Sharon Sarber at or 574-533-8631, ext. 2048