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Delta College Public Radio Reading Outreach Program

Lauren Saj with students at a book dropoff.

With the Reading Outreach Program, Delta College Public Radio is partnering with schools in our community to provide students with age-appropriate books to read over the summer. Community outreach is an important part of our mission and we strive to make sure students become stronger readers.

Children who participate in summer reading increase their reading skills, motivation, and confidence. Reading expands a child's vocabulary and improves their comprehension ability.

This year, we are partnering with schools in the Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Genesee, Tuscola, and Sanilac counties. Over 1,500 books will be given to students in pre-school through second grade.

Help Support This Program

The Reading Outreach Program is made possible thanks to the support of listeners like you. 

Donations of any amount are welcome. The more we can raise from businesses and community members, the more books we can provide to area students for years to come.

  • $300 provides books for a whole classroom
  • $100 provides books for 8 children
  • $50  provides books for 4 children
Children who grow up in homes with at least 20 books get an average of 3 more years of schooling, regardless of parental income, education, or class. Source:
More than half of students in grades 1-6 lose an average of 39% of their total school year gains over the summer months.  Source: American Education Research Journal
Children's books contain 50% more rare words than primetime TV or conversations between college students. Source:


For more information about the Reading Outreach Program, including how your school can participate, contact:

Lauren Saj | (989) 686-9346

Gwen Serbus | (989) 686-9012


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