Thank you to each and every organization, company and individual who made the pledge to #CommitTo80 during the March 2019 campaign. Together, we WILL improve literacy in Mecklenburg County!


Only 39% of Charlotte’s third graders are reading at grade level. It’s up to all of us – at home, in a school, at work, or with a community group – to do what we can, where we can, to help children learn to read. You can make a difference whether it’s one child or a classroom of children, or whether it’s your own child or someone else’s child. We need your help to get 80% of our third graders reading proficiently by 2025. Read Charlotte can show you how.

How Can You Commit to 80%?

We can begin to transform literacy with just 25 more third graders reading at College and Career Ready on the North Carolina End-of-Grade reading test, in each of our schools.