WePAC offers two volunteer-driven programs to public elementary schools in West Philadelphia, each designed to enhance reading and writing skills for young students:
West Philadelphia faces significant educational challenges. An astounding 80% of public school students score below grade level in reading or math. The great majority fall below grade level in both. More than 40% of students will drop out of school without graduating. More than one-third of adults do not have a high school diploma, about 5% have a college degree, and nearly one-quarter cannot read or write at an elementary school level.
It is in this challenging environment that WePAC serves. WePAC is working to improve this environment through its literacy-based programs.