Ready 4K

Exciting news! We’ve partnered with Ready4K to offer an evidence-based parenting curriculum to local families at no cost. Ready4K is a research-based text messaging program for families with kids ages 0 to 10. Each week, you can receive texts with fun facts and tips on ways to help your child learn and grow. You’ll also receive information on community resources to support you and your family. Ready4K tips build on your daily routines, like getting dressed, bath time, or preparing a meal. You will always get messages that match your child’s age. Watch this video to learn more detailed information about the Trauma-Informed program

If you are interested in signing up, follow this link to submit your information or contact our office.

Kindergarten Readiness


This project involves eight weeks of one-one reading and interaction with selected pre-k students. Each Ready Buddy (volunteer) is paired with two students for the duration of the program. Children who have participated in this program have gained an average of eight months of vocabulary. Some teachers also notice increased classroom participation and interest in circle time.

Reading Buddies are asked to commit one hour, once a week for eight weeks. The curriculum centers around one book per week. Volunteer duties includes reading the designated story with the student and then completing an academic activity that relates to that book.

Enthusiastic volunteers are needed more than ever! We are planning to host this program at five schools in the fall. Contact the office for more information at or by calling 706-575-1449.

Dictionary Project

Purpose: To provide every third grade student in the Muscogee County School District with a dictionary. The dictionary is accompanied by a message that focuses on graduating on time, getting a job, and getting the job they will love – because they can read.

Results: Primarily through the generosity of the Rotary of Columbus, in just eight years, over 20,000 students in our area have received dictionaries. In a survey, 94% of the teachers say they use the dictionaries at least once a week. In a separate survey of fifth grade students, over 84% remembered the presentation, and more than 70% still have the dictionaries and are aware of their graduation year.

Adult Literacy Class


To help under-educated adults become more self-sufficient primarily through improving reading and math skills. While it is challenging to test non-readers, they do show measurable growth in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Levels Completions. Students are often eager to share their personal testimonials about their increased ability to understand signs and doctor instructions.

Public Awareness Campaign


Purpose: To educate the public about the effects of low literacy on individuals and
the community, and to encourage those who need help to seek it.

Reading Wagon


Would you like a visit from the Reading Wagon at a special event for children in our community? It comes with free books for the kiddos! Email us at to see if the Reading Wagon can make an appearance. Children are allowed to pick one new Scholastic book to enjoy.