Children served annually in NC & SC


Participating Clinics & Hospitals


Reach Out & Read Carolinas Trained Medical Providers

Reach Out and Read Carolinas plays a critical role in the lives of young children and their families. It supports bonding, early brain development, and a love of learning.  At every interaction with families, ROR is committed to ensuring the intervention is moving from transactional to transformational, and we are doing this together – as social impact partners.

  • We focus on positive impacts for families and communities through a two-generational lens.
  • We understand the social determinants of health and their impacts on the lives of the children and families in our community.
  • We support and build strengths and skills in parents to have healthy families and strong communities.

Our evidence base of 15 peer-reviewed research studies shows that during the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-ROR peers on vocabulary tests. These early foundational language skills help propel children on a path of success when they enter school.

A Happy Ending

Help Me Grow SC partners with Reach Out and Read Carolinas in a unique bookmark project designed to equip parents with knowledge of key developmental milestones. Given to parents when the child receives a book, the bookmark is a great teaching tool. Our partnership in promoting children’s healthy development provides strong two-generational wrap-around support for families in South Carolina.

Loretta Crowley, Community Outreach Coordinator| Help Me Grow South Carolina Greenville Health System

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