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Did you know...

  • Currently 45 million Americans are functionally illiterate and cannot read above a fifth grade level.

  • 50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level

  • 57% of students failed the California Standards Test in English

  • 1/3 of fourth-graders reach the proficient reading level

  • 25% of six million kids in California school systems are able to perform basic reading skills

  • 85% of juvenile offenders have problems reading

  • 3 out of 5 people in American prisons can't read

  • 3 out of 4 people on welfare can't read

(Sources: National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau)

What we're doing about it...

The Literacy Project is leading the charge against growing illiteracy amongst school-age children.

We are bridging the literacy gap by serving the literacy needs of struggling second grade readers...the early makings of an at-risk student who may end up illiterate and lose all hope of living a productive adult life.

How we're doing it...

We offer a comprehensive instructional program that improves both academic and attitudinal levels of students performing well below English proficiency standards. The program is aligned with Common Core and collaborative learning methods, and is administered by Master Teachers who are product-trained experts and highly credentialed as reading and language arts specialists.

The program is provided at "no cost" to both the school and qualified students in the second grade. Our program teaches the fundamental principles of phonics in all three learning modalities- auditory, visual and tactile- critical to children with varying learning styles.

What we're accomplishing...

Our significant measurable results prove increased reading skill levels of up to 75% and positive increases in building self esteem and better attitudes towards reading of up to 85%.

  • Participants showed significant improvement in their scores- up to 75%
  • Participants are reading at an average increase of 91% of the control group
  • 66% of the participants caught or exceeded the control- up to 129%
  • 33% that remained below the control group still increased their scores by 47% and reduced their gap from the control group by 50%

We give the gift of literacy...

We are giving a child the chance to visualize what the world has to offer and fulfill their personal dreams.

We are building their dreams into realities, creating avid readers for a child at a time.