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Kids Soar

$12,230.00 contributions
43 donors

Raised: $12230Remaining: $7770

The Community Outreach Program "helps books make new friends" by helping kids learn to read!

Children who struggle with reading do significantly less with their lives as adults, and Community Outreach Program, in partnership with The United Way of Roanoke Valley, is changing that outcome. 


COP is an after school program, Monday-Friday, serving 40 children and their families with literacy services. Our program focuses on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders living in the city of Roanoke, Virginia.  We do this by providing quality after school care designed to bolster reading scores, improve grades, and set a foundation for a lifetime of learning.  Our goal is to provide quality after school care that focuses on getting homework done, supporting the five pillars of literacy, and cultivating a love of learning.  We have staff, and volunteers, who work to help our children in whatever ways they need.  During the week, we have volunteers who come and help our children with homework or listen to them read. In addition to academic support, we help our children and their families in other ways.  Our children receive a warm meal every week night and we provide a Clothes Closet that supplies our children with clothing. 

While early childhood literacy is our main goal, we also work with parents at weekly family classes and daily communication. We work to ensure that family, caregiver and child bonding and relationships are nurtured in healthy ways so children thrive. To keep families connected to their children and their children's care givers, COP holds family night once a week. Family night is the only cost associated with our program, parents must come, communicate, and show active participation in their child's future as they are the key to future success in a child's life.


Your donation will help!

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

Rebecca F donated $50.00
by Anonymous donated $10.00
Susan W donated $50.00
MaryMargaret B donated $25.00
Ann S donated $25.00
Ann S donated $10.00

Updates and Donors' Comments


What a wonderful job the COP staff does with my children Thank you!!


This is a great program that is making a difference.