Lexia Literacy Program

Lexia Literacy Program - makes learning to read fun!

The problem of children failing to attain age-appropriate reading has been widely reported in the Saginaw community.  To ensure the success of our vision for improving education, United Way of Saginaw County has coordinated and aligned services with United Way affiliated programs, faith-based and other community organizations to help students read at grade level. 

Lexia Learning Reading Core5 for students in grade K-5 and Lexia Strategies for older students is an individual reading curriculum implemented in after school, out of school and summer program settings.

  • Lexia is evidence-based and has been shown to create significant progress in reading
  • Students learn, practice and consolidate fundamental literacy skills
  • The program includes activities that work on six components of reading: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Structural Analysis, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension
  • The licenses are free to participating agencies and students can use desktop, tablets or laptop computers with online access to the programs

United Way provides the infrastructure for student licenses, on-going coaching, webinar training, recruiting volunteers, student interns and their placement within the agencies. The Lexia Literacy Program is available at the following organizations:

1.   Houghton Jones Neighborhood Association

2.   Saginaw County Community Action Center                 

3.   Beacon of Hope Wavelength Youth Center                 

4.   YMCA             

5.   Boys and Girls Club of the Great Lakes Bay Region - Carrollton Unit                         

6.   Boys and Girls Club of the Great Lakes Bay Region - Stone Unit                              

7.   Saginaw County Business and Education Partnership  

8.   First Ward Community Services                           

9.   Saginaw County Youth Protection Council                  

10.  LSSM, Neighborhood House                                  

To sign up a student or to get more information about the program, please contact Kayla Petz at (989) 776-0545.