PSO donates $250K to help Tulsa students become better readers

PSO donates $250,000 to help local students with reading program

TULSA, Okla. — The Public Service Company of Oklahoma is working to help Tulsa students become better readers.

PSO donated $250,000 over the course of the next five years in support of the nonprofit Reading Partners.

Reading Partners is an organization that helps students in the Tulsa Public Schools district work on their reading skills.

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The organization mentors students and helps bridge the achievement gap by helping students read up to their own grade levels.

Reading Partners working with Tulsa students to help them become better readers.
Reading Partners working with Tulsa students to help them become better readers. (FOX23)

Reading Partners says only one in four 4th grade students in Oklahoma are reading at a proficient level and they want to set students up for success in the future.

Donations to Reading Partners are meant to help them continue their programming and potentially expand into more schools.

Last school year, Reading Partners helped more than 1,700 students across 26 Tulsa elementary schools. More than 1,900 volunteers spent at least an hour per week tutoring students in one-on-one sessions.

Donations to Reading Partners are meant to help them continue their programming and potentially expand into more schools.