America Reads is a national campaign introduced in 1997 to help our nation’s children learn to read well and independently by the end of elementary school. There are approximately 1200 colleges and universities participating in this effort.
Building on the success of the America Reads Challenge, America Counts was initiated in July 1999 as an effort to improve student achievement in mathematics. There are approximately 300 colleges and universities participating in America Counts.
The School Community University Partnership (SCUP) department of UVU has partnered with the America Reads & Counts effort, placing approximately 55 tutors in over 30 schools in Utah County School Districts. These dedicated UVU undergraduate work-study students provide over 1,000 hours per week of academic assistance to students in grades K-12, at no cost to the participating schools.