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Salton Sea Book Drive


Last updated 6/2/2017 at 12:21am

Sea View Elementary School in Salton City are pushing for literacy rates to improve in the area through a book drive.

Fourth Grade teacher Ms. Stephanie Heiser says, sadly, only 9 out of the 29 kids in her class read at grade level. Abasta is one of them.

"The literacy rates from third through 8th grade determine a lot about a child's future," Ms. Heiser said.

Reading skills impact abilities to learn other subjects at this critical time. According to a recent "Kids Count" report, children who reach fourth grade without being able to read well are more likely to drop out of high school, reducing their earnings potential.

So Ms. Heiser and Club Z tutor Ms. Jane Dodd set out to keep their students out of those stats by starting a book drive for the school.

Here are the six book drive locations:

La Quinta Car Wash, La Quinta

Executive Car Wash, Palm Desert

Ramon Canyon Car Wash, Cathedral City

Palm Springs Auto Wash, Palm Springs

Desert Hand Car Wash, Palm Springs

Desert Home and Candle Gallery, Indian Wells

You can also donate money for books at

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