STARS Powered by BookNook
(Students & Tutors Achieving Reading Success)

Young boy reading with other kids in the distance reading.

United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) is partnering with BookNook to provide virtual literacy tutoring to students in need of support in Sacramento and Yolo counties.  

Why is this important? 

If kids aren’t reading at grade level by 4th grade, they will have a hard time keeping up across multiple subjects for years to come. Having a consistent positive adult role model, like a tutor, can improve children’s confidence and performance in all school subjects.

Who is Eligible? 

  • Students in need of Tier 2 support as identified by local school and housing community partners.  
  • Students who need a little extra help to reach grade-level reading.  

How it Works  

When students sign-in to BookNook, they will be paired up with a tutor. Together, the tutor and student work through the literacy curriculum and build vocabulary, fluency and comprehension skills through a variety of games, books and lessons provided in the online portal.  

How does this tie into United Way’s Square One project? 

STARS, Powered by BookNook, falls under the Square One/Keep Kids on Track building block for success. Through this pillar, we help kids reach important educational milestones by providing online literacy tools for teachers and students.