As children grow up, they learn about the limitless potential that awaits them and have big dreams of becoming writers, scientists, lawyers, veterinarians, doctors, and artists.
Lack of access to books and not being able to read at grade level are major reasons why dreams slip away from children. Studies show that children not reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, largely because foundational reading comprehension is crucial for building more advanced educational concepts.
In order to combat this major gap, many students – particularly in diverse communities – urgently need high-quality, age-appropriate books in their home libraries. By supporting Read Across America, you are ensuring children can make their dreams a reality.
Our Read Across America Book Drive ensures kids have books at home and can make their dreams a reality.