Read to Succeed
Help us Help Every Student in Des Moines Read to Succeed.
Be a Part of our Summer Door-to-Door Campaign
Des Moines Public Schools educates more than 10,000 students from Kindergarten through 3rd grade, plus another 2,000 children in early childhood programs, critical ages for young students to get off to a good start in becoming good readers.
While teachers are doing great work in school to meet the needs of students, reading skills also improve outside of the classroom when adults offer their help.
A small amount of time now can make a lifetime of difference for a student:
- Make time to read with your child
- Take your child to a library to borrow FREE books
- Talk to your child’s teacher
As little as 15 minutes a day can help a child reach to succeed … and be ready to succeed in school and beyond.
Join Us This Summer in Reaching Out to Families
You can make a difference by being part of a community-wide effort to improve education in Des Moines and help students read at grade level by the time they finish 3rd grade.
DMPS volunteers are going door-to-door throughout the community this summer to inform parents and grandparents, friends and neighbors how they can help every student become a good reader.
Just click on the button below to join our volunteer effort and get information Please join us in our effort:
DMPS is proud to partner with local organizations committed to supporting our students and improving reading.