All students deserve the opportunity to succeed in life and pursue the dreams and goals they set for themselves. The ability to read is perhaps the most crucial skill in determining how far they can reach.
Research from the Minneapolis Foundation and One Minneapolis indicates that up to 70% of the students within the sphere of influence of our programs may not be reading at grade level. These numbers are alarming, as we know that such issues, especially among younger students, are leading indicators for such things as substance abuse, violence, and future incarceration.
This is NOT ok, and we’re set out to address it.