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Improving Reading Skills

GPA Partners with Reading Connections to Boost Literacy

Free reading classes will be offered across the county


Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is partnering with Reading Connections and Guilford County Partnership for Children to offer free reading classes across the district.


The Family Literacy Program will include classes for adults and children, a new book each week and a free dinner at each class. Additionally, families that attend 70 percent of the class will receive $50. 


“Strong readers make strong learners, so we are excited to offer parents and caregivers an opportunity to support their child’s education while also improving their own literacy skills,” said Kimberly Funderburk, director of GPA. “We hope families will take advantage of these free classes.”



All programs take place from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.




Falkener Elementary School


Sept. 4 – Nov. 20

Alderman Elementary School


March 9 – May 20

Rankin Elementary School


Sept. 10 – Nov. 14

Oak Hill Elementary School


March 10 – May 21

Hunter Elementary School


Dec. 3 – Feb. 25



Children do not need to attend these schools to participate in this program. To learn more and to sign up, contact Alison at Reading Connections at 336-279-7261 or


To learn more about GPA, sign up for monthly updates or register for free classes, click here, email or call 336-279-4924.