Become a Champion and Join South Carolina in the Fight for Literacy!
The Gamecocks are Fighting for Literacy during their Jan. 21st home game. Look out for Coach Paris and the rest of the staff repping Green as a show of their support of the Fight for Literacy!
Expand opportunities today. Click here to donate.
**International Paper is matching gifts up to $5,000!**
South Carolina has joined the Fight for Literacy presented by International Paper to help every child in Columbia learn to read. Together, we are combatting the statistic that just 1 in 3 American fourth-graders are reading on grade level. That year is so important because children LEARN TO READ until third grade and after that, they READ TO LEARN.
DID YOU KNOW…
- Students not reading at grade level by fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of school.
- 68% of South Carolina fourth-grade students in 2021 were not reading at a proficient level.
- Illiterate kids grow into illiterate adults – and 43% live in poverty compared to 4% of literate adults.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
100% of donations will stay local to South Carolina at Webber Elementary and Freedom Readers to provide books, resources, and tutoring to help kindergarten through third-grade students in Columbia learn to read.
Expand opportunities by making your donation today:
- Click DONATE on the top right of this page. $10 can provide 2 books to a child!
*ALL DONATIONS MATCHED! International Paper has pledged to match every gift, up to a total of $5,000 in this market!
Let’s get off the sideline and Fight for Literacy! Make your donation today.
Where else is the Fight for Literacy this season? Check out who else is Fighting for Literacy
Team Members 2
Webber Elementary School
Freedom Readers, Inc
About Coaching for Literacy
Founded in 2013 by two high school students, Coaching for Literacy aims to raise awareness of and support solutions to the widespread problem of illiteracy. Using the power and influence of sports, the organization partners with teams across the country to host Fight for Literacy Games, which raise funds for grants to literacy-focused programs in their communities. Coaching for Literacy operates on the core belief that literacy is a fundamental right of every individual. Learn more at coachingforliteracy.org.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.