McKinley Tutoring Program

Through third grade, children learn to read. From fourth grade on, they read to learn. Research shows that third-grade reading proficiency is a powerful predictor of later academic achievement. A student who is not at least moderately successful in reading by the third grade is unlikely to graduate from high school. When kids read, they can succeed.

The McKinley Tutoring Program,  a United Way-led initiative in partnership with Kenosha Unified School District, local businesses, and community members, provides young children with tutors on a regular basis to increase reading achievement in the early grades.

Through this tutoring program, we recruit, train and place comunity volunteers in the schools.  The tutors work one-on-one with first through third grade students during the school day to supplement the work they are doing in the classroom.

In 2016:

We recruited and trained 74 tutors to help 57 students

Students in the reading program collectively went up 150 reading levels!!

We are now recruiting for our 2017-2018 school year!!!  Join us as a volunteer tutor at McKinley Elementary School, 5520 32nd Ave. Tutoring sessions will be one time a week, Monday - Thursday, for 30 minutes during the school day October - May and during Summer School sessions, mid- June - July.

Please complete the Volunteer Tutor Application and the KUSD Background Check Form and return to Laurie McDonald at, via fax at 262-997-1404 or via mail to United Way of Kenosha County, 5500 6th Avenue, Suite 210, Kenosha, WI 53140.