United for 60: Spread the Word Nevada

United Way of Southern Nevada has been improving lives for 60 years with the help of our community partners, including Spread the Word Nevada. Through the Peterson Elementary School Breakfast with Books program sponosored by the Women's Leadership Council, Spread the Word Nevada is empowering children through take-home books and encouraging the whole family to foster a love of reading and build literacy skills for children.

Families share their stories:

"Very fun program; we really looked forward to attending with our grandchildren each month. It did encourage evening book reading and is definitely a worth-while program. I do also appreciate seeing so many books in Spanish available. It feels friendlier to all our neighborhood families. The ladies were always friendly and welcoming, a special thanks to them for helping our kids develop a love of books."

"My child enjoys coming to breakfast with books and it encourages her to read every day before bed. We have started our own collection of books for her mini library."