Vision2Read_Logo_FINALVision2Read, a year-long campaign designed to help improve literacy throughout San Bernardino County by connecting people to literacy programs, is well underway.

On Sept. 19, Vision2Read launched at the Family Reading Rally held at Cal State San Bernardino where 5,000 books donated by the Molina Foundation were given to children who attended.

Vision2Read is a project of the Countywide Vision, which seeks to support the success of every child from cradle to career. Experts say a key milestone in achieving that success is reading at grade level by the end of third grade.

About 69 percent of San Bernardino County third graders do not meet new California English language arts/literacy standards on the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests, which is lower than their peers in neighboring counties.

I invite you to join the Vision2Read campaign – whether you can help someone learn to read or if you or someone you know needs help reading. Visit for resources and information.

Literacy changes lives and inspires people to do great things. Watch this video and tell us what book changed your life using #Vision2Read on Twitter or Instagram @SBCVision or Facebook at San Bernardino Countywide Vision.

Thank you,

Robert A. Lovingood, Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors