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Demonstrated Growth

Number of Books Distributed

Number of Children Impacted

Summer Book Program Growth

2014

Bookmobile introduced

2015

Expanded Mitchell Elementary School Summer Book Program from two grades to every student

Early 2016

Added Eastbrook, Carpenter, Adams Elementary schools to Summer Book Program

2016

Added Holmes and Pittsfield Elementary Schools to Summer Book Program

Success Stories

Change in reading score data for 3rd and 4th grade at Erickson Elementary School (n=51)

Before Summer Reading Program
 
2015

  • Maintained/Improved Reading score
  • Significantly Improved score
  • Reading score drop

After Summer Reading Program
 
2016

  • Maintained/Improved Reading score
  • Significantly Improved score
  • Reading score drop

Overall Statistics

1 book for every 300 children

Youth from middle-income homes have on average 13 books per child.

There is only 1 book for every 300 children in low-income neighborhoods.

2-3 months lost over the summer

During the “summer slide”, low-income youth lose 2-3 months in reading while their peers make slight gains.

20 minutes a day makes a huge difference

Children who read for just 20 minutes a day score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.

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