Do you know a Reading Hero?

Read Charlotte recognizes ordinary people in Mecklenburg County doing extraordinary things to improve children’s language and literacy (birth through third grade). To reach the goal of doubling the percentage of Charlotte-Mecklenburg third graders reading at grade level by 2025, Read Charlotte needs the help of the whole community.

Meet Our Reading Heroes

Reading Hero: Nina Austin

PNC Managing Director (Asset Backed Finance) Nina Austin is stepping out for early literacy in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, literally. The banker announced she would be participating in

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Reading Hero: Transformation Network

In August 2018, Read Charlotte launched its Transformation Network– a group of literacy-focused school partnerships organized to create measurable, transformative change in targeted Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary schools. It

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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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