Until the Week of Giving
We are re-writing stories through the power of reading. 58% of Chico's elementary aged children do not read at grade-level. Statistically illiteracy is directly linked to incarceration rates, percentages of school drop outs, and economic strife in communities. When students are paired 1-on-1 with a committed volunteer even for just 1 hour a week- it changes their life. 86% of kids who come through our program gain 1 year of literacy skills for every 4 months in Reading Pals, quite literally changing the trajectory of their future.
At a cost of $370 per student per year, we are one of the most effective investments you can make in the life of an individual child and our communities future. Help us re-write more of these students stories by investing in them today.
Reading Pals is a local literacy campaign started by community members who recognize the importance of reading and the implications that illiteracy will have on our community if the problem is not addressed. We pair students with a committed volunteer 1-on-1 for 1 hour a week. On average, students quadruple their literacy skills and gain 1 year of literacy skills for every 4 months in the program.