When you open the door to literacy for a child, their future has the capacity to soar! Reading is the number one predictor of school success. A child who is not reading at grade level by the third grade is four times less likely to graduate on time. For that same child who is a member of a minority group and facing social challenges such as crime in the community, food insecurity, and poverty -- then that child is seven times less likely to graduate on time.
Their future life success is dependent on basic literacy skills through their school journey and into their college years and as they become members of the workforce.
Help us put books into the hands of children to help them imagine, dream, and achieve.