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The Lafayette-Oxford-University

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Our Mission

L.O.U. Reads is a group of local organizations and community leaders dedicated to ensuring all children in the Lafayette-Oxford-University (L.O.U.) community read proficiently by the end of third grade. The coalition focuses its collective energy and expertise on four main areas: school readiness, out-of-school time opportunities, attendance, and targeted efforts to promote grade-level reading, including tutoring. 



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Learn more about our ongoing projects and initiatives

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Learn more about our upcoming events and how you can get involved

March 2nd is  Read Across America Day! 


"The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW. The more that you LEARN, the more places you'll GO." -Dr. Suess


Cara Buffington

Director of Early Childhood Reading Development

(662) 234-3541, ext. 71418


Natalie Barry

School Readiness Coordinator

(662)-234-3541 | ext. 71434

Our Team

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