Every day seems to bring more stories of declining literacy rates in children around the United States. Fort Collins is not an exception. According to the 2015 Kids Count Colorado Children’s Campaign, 23.3% of 4th graders in Larimer County are not proficient in reading. In Colorado, that number jumps to 33%. The United States is supposed to be the best county for literacy rates in the world, but we aren’t seeing that. Here are some organizations in Fort Collins working to change that.