Story County Reads


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What is Story County Reads?

Story County Reads is an education coalition with United Way of Story County as the backbone agency. The coalition relies on partnerships with multiple sectors to support work within school readiness, school attendance, summer learning, and general literacy proficiency. The overall vision of Story County Reads is to ensure all youth in our community are proficient in literacy by the end of third grade. The coalition is a part of the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Our Community Solutions Action Plan (CSAP) is a blueprint for our community and our work.


Story County Reads Partners

All Aboard for Kids
Ames Community School District 
Ames Public Library 
Ames Morning Rotary 
Ballard Community School District 
BooSt Together for Children/Early Childhood Iowa
Boys and Girls Clubs of Story County
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa

Collins Maxwell School District 
Community Academy
Colo-NESCO School District
Gilbert School District 
Iowa State University
ISU Extension – Story County Extension
Nevada Community School District

Nevada Kiwanis
Nevada Public Library 
Raising Readers of Story County
Roland Story School District 
Rotary Club of Ames
Story County Community Foundation
Town & Country Kiwanis 
University Childcare Center

School Readiness Tips

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