Education

Together, We Can

Building a strong community that takes care of everyone who lives here depends on your generous support.

HELPING ALL KIDS THRIVE

The impact of lacking a high-quality education can start early. Kids who are not strong readers by third grade are less likely to graduate from high school. The consequences stack up from there. High school dropouts are more likely to be arrested, struggle to find employment and face health challenges.

But we can shift those odds.

35,000+

families in our area experience poverty

50%

of local children do not read at grade level

1 IN 5

teenagers struggle to find their first job

90%

of a child's brain develops before age 5

THE SOLUTION

Our programs and partnership in education spans from cradle to career. Every step of the way we ensure every child gets a strong start in life, teenagers have the tools to learn and grow, and young adults thrive in the job market.

OUR PROGRAMS

FREE LIBRARY

Volunteers distribute free books at local laundromats

BOOKS AT HOME

With our national partner every child who signs up receives one free book a month for a year

MENTORSHIP

Local volunteers work with teens who needs support academically or personally

EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Classes and resources to support young children

TIPS FOR PARENTS

A text program to support new parents in supporting healthy development in children

COLLEGE SAVINGS

College students can save money and earn money for school and long-term goals

More Education Stories

Find out how we're helping local kids

Learn More

Our Impact

500,000

books donated last year

65

mentor relationships established

30%

increase in kids reading proficiently by 3rd grade

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