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Reading Mentors Change a Child's Life

Goal: The YMCA READS! program provides resources to improve reading levels for K-3rd graders.

Total Project Value: $2,500

Project End Date: 1/6/2017

Status: Amount Given: $3,130 | Goal Amount: $2,500

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Project Description

ACHIEVEMENT GAP WIDENS OVER TIME
Kids from low-income families often start school unprepared. Despite progressing at the same rates during the school year, gaps widen each summer and students fall farther behind their peers. The gap culminates in low H.S. graduation and college attainment rates, limited job prospects, and negative economic impact.

Donate to the Storybook Collection and put a book in a child's hands this coming school year. The Y is closing the academic achievement gap with pilot programs that improve students educational readiness, engagement and outcomes, while helping them grow emotionally and physically, too.

The YMCA READS! program provides the resources necessary to help improve the reading levels of children in kindergarten to third grade while developing greater self-esteem and social skills. Trained volunteers provide reading instruction in groups of one or two children using the SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phoneme Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) curriculum.

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