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Wahpeton Literacy Coalition

Empowering our community to champion literacy in children and young adults through education and engagement.

Established as part of the N.D. Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant program, the WLC focuses on family and community engagement to improve literacy skills of children from birth through Grade 12.

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More than 1 in 3 American children
start kindergarten without the skills they need to learn to read.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
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130 million Americans
—54% of adults between the ages of 16 and 74 years old—
lack proficiency in literacy, essentially reading below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level.
Source: Foundation for Family Literacy
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The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success
is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.
Source: National Commission on Reading

2023-2024 Coalition Members

  • Kristi Maas – Early Learning
  • Chandra Muller – ZES
  • Elizabeth Mauch – WES 1/2/SPED/Title
  • Ashley Fliflet – WES 3-5
  • Hannah Moerke – Elective
  • Leah Baukol – WMS
  • Anita Tooley – WHS
  • Lataya Lunneborg – Junior Student Representative 
  • Kylee Weber – Senior Student Representative
  • Vicky Schafer – Parent/Community
  • Dana Anderson – Public Relations
  • Kristi Mahrer – CLSD Secondary Representative
  • Briley Speich – CLSD Early Learning and Elementary Representative