Many children face significant challenges in later life due to the lack of an effective literacy learning support system. 2 out of 3 children who cannot read by 4th grade could end up either on welfare or in prison. In Jackson, TN, only 22% of 3rd-5th graders are reading on grade level.*
Invest an hour a week in coaching students in sight word recognition their schools
We recycle books to give to children in their neighborhoods
Your contributions will help us change students' lives
We go to the students where they are most comfortable: their schools and their neighborhoods
Most of your commitment is an hour a week max + commute time
98% volunteer-driven by 200+ amazingly dedicated caring individuals
At the end of the 2017-18 school year,
the students who were coached once a week demonstrated a 251% average increase in sight word recognition.
The students coached twice a week
showed 262% average increase in sight word recognition.
If a child is read to from ages 0 to 5, they will have been exposed to one million words.
If not, they will enter school from a word-less desert.
Whether you help through monetary donations, book donations, volunteering your time, or spreading this mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. Because of you,
we can change our community
one word at a time.