Amina and Nadia Network for the Development of Children of African Descent

Sharing a Good Read Together

Amina wanted her daughter Nadia to read at a high level. But English was difficult and the school system was challenging to navigate.

For help, Amina found the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent, a United Way partner that offers a 9-week, culturally-responsive reading program designed for African American students.

The program helped Nadia’s reading improve by three levels. And Amina learned more about the school system and how to be an advocate for her daughter. Together, the two have developed new routines to promote reading in their household. “We try to read three books a day,” Amina said. “She really improved—and it gave her more confidence.”

Amina is pleased with the progress that Nadia has made, and is eager for her daughter to continue to build on these foundational skills.