The vast majority of children from low income families begin their first day of kindergarten 60% behind their middle and upper income peers. Why? They have far smaller vocabularies and poor oral language skills. This is a sad reality and constitutes a crisis for our communities and nation, one that perpetuates the cycle of poverty for millions of families...
Making a Difference: Our Program Featured on NBC Nightly News
We work really hard to improve children’s literacy skills. Today, 70% of 4th graders in Boston Public Schools are struggling readers and at risk of school failure. They need help. Our solution is to recruit and train older adults for our AARP Experience Corps program. They serve as literacy volunteers for a few hours each week. We are one of the leading literacy programs in the nation. Please consider joining our team--as a volunteer, a board member, or a donor. The return on investment is substantial for everyone.
And the best part? We have loads of fun! Please contact me for more information.