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We’re glad you want to Get Connected to help Martin County’s children.

The Language & Literacy Connection is a collaborative initiative aimed at making sure children are ready to start school and are reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

Funded through Martin County Community Foundation, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, United Way of Martin County, and PNC Grow Up Great, we are a part of the state and national Campaign for Grade Level Reading. We are a part of the Baby Steps Department of Helping People Succeed.

Our Mission

To increase early language and literacy in Martin County through education and a community-wide network of support for families.

Our Vision

All of Martin County’s children enter kindergarten ready to learn, are reading on grade level, and graduate high school prepared for college or career.




Currently, only 57% of Martin County’s children are proficient readers by the end of third grade.  Why does this matter?  Up until third grade children are learning to read, after third grade they are reading to learn.  Reading proficiently by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success.  As a community, we need to prepare our students before they arrive at school.  The schools can’t do it alone.

Family Reading

We're proud to offer a number of different resources to help families kick start a lifetime of reading.  These downloads are full of great facts and tips to help your young reader start their journey!

Get Connected!

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Martin County’s children.  You can help.

Get Connected!  Please contact Julie Zygmun 772-320-0836 or

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Learn more about how you can help!

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