Chick-fil-A check

YMCA of Greater Charlotte receives a financial donation from Chick-fil-A. Photo courtesy of YMCA of Greater Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – Chick-fil-A presented the YMCA of Greater Charlotte with a donation Nov. 1 to support the Y Readers program.

Through Chick-fil-A’s September Care For Our Kids promotion, Charlotte-area restaurants raised over $40,000 to support Y Readers, with more than 40 stores in the Charlotte metro area participating in the promotion.

The funding will support Y Readers, the YMCA’s literacy program that serves students in grades PreK – 3 who are reading below grade level. Y Readers combines an innovative curriculum, fun learning environment and a team of certified teachers and committed volunteers to reverse summer learning loss and close the achievement gap.

This summer, Y Readers served 737 students – 219 through in-person programming and 518 through virtual programming.

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