United Way of Acadiana Women's Leadership Council gives back to younger generation

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Donations to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 2:28pm

The annual luncheon for the Women's Leadership Council was held today for women in the community that have an interest in early childhood education initiatives.  The council mails books each month to children in the community from birth to four years old.  This is to help with kindergarten readiness, giving children a better chance at graduation as they get older.

"It's so important you know that we give every child the opportunity to succeed in school.  Children who are not reading on grade level by fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, so we want to get these books into the homes and get parents reading with their children," says Jeanne-Marie Savoy, Senior Workforce Engagement & Campaign Manager for United Way of Acadiana, President of WLC.

The WLC invest their donations to increase early learning opportunities for children and other important issues affecting the quality of family life.  More importantly, thier donations support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program that provides free books to children from birth to four years old.


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