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Community Children’s Reading Initiative | Read Charlotte

Read Charlotte recognizes ordinary people in Mecklenburg County doing extraordinary things to improve children’s reading. To create change for our children, Read Charlotte needs the help of the whole community.

Meet Our Reading Heroes

Reading Hero: Monica Lee

Second-grade teacher Monica Lee hopes students leave her classroom having developed not just literacy skills, but also a deeper appreciation of and love for reading.

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Reading Hero: Rhiannon Polite

The work Rhiannon Polite does as principal at Lebanon Road Elementary School has a ripple effect, positively impacting not just students at the school, but also their families and communities.

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Reading Hero: Kamieon Martin

Kamieon Martin has read to his two young sons daily since their births, and is always looking for new ways to engage them and inspire a love of reading. That commitment inspired his wife, Neisha Martin, to nominate him as a Read Charlotte Reading Hero.

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Nominate someone you believe is going above and beyond to see children succeed in reading.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Community Children’s Reading Initiative | Read Charlotte

Nominations must be in the name of a single individual. (Groups and organizations are ineligible for consideration.) There is no age or occupation requirement to be eligible, as long as the individual is impacting reading success in an extraordinary way in Mecklenburg County.

Due to the volume of nominations received, we cannot respond individually to each submission. However, if your nomination advances, we will contact you and your nominee through the contact information you provide.

No. All nominations must be submitted online through our website.

Reading Heroes will receive a one of a kind Read Charlotte Reading Hero t-shirt, a recognition letter and a digital Reading Hero “badge” to share on their social media channels. (Some Reading Heroes will also be recognized on Read Charlotte’s website, the monthly newsletter, social media and more!)

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