Only 12% of teachers report that their students enter their classroom prepared for on-grade level work.
Word of the Week
UBIQUITOUS: (adj) Present everywhere; Omnipresent; Pervasive.
Words Have Power
“We fall because we cannot hear each other speak, because eyes have ceased to see the face from the crowd, because whether we know or do not know the extent of wrong on all sides..we are all casualities.” Chinua Achebe
“To fling my arms wide in some place in the sun, to whirl and to dance till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening beneath a tall tree while not comes on gently, dark like me – That is my dream.” Langston Hughes
“I know nothing else but miracles, whether I walk the streets of Manhattan or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water..To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle..Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same..What stranger miracles are there?” Walt Whitman
Weekly Literacy for Parents
In addition to donating books, we bridge the gap between all literacy resources and the families who needs them the most. This is why we subscribe parents to a weekly literacy email and text message. Every week, parents receive 3 eBooks and 3 specific strategies that make it easy to teach reading skills during daily routines.
Every parent wants the best for their child. Not every parent has the time or money to prioritize reading. We give parents the words they need to fight inequality. When all parents have access to high quality books and literacy strategies, all children will have an equal opportunity to succeed.
Our partnering day care directors shared that learning how to teach their child academic skills in a few minutes walking down the street or sitting on the subway has been “huge” for parents with multiple jobs and little to no free time. Parents are motivated to commit to one small action a day that makes a big difference. They report feeling thankful that they can give their children the same opportunities as parents who can afford shelves of expensive books.