You can make a difference by giving a child the chance to succeed in school and in life.
- Students not proficient in reading at the beginning of third grade have only a 25% chance of catching up over their entire public school experience1
- The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence and crime is welded to reading failure 2
- 75% of the unemployed adults have reading difficulties3
- 70% of US prison inmates cannot read above the 4th grade level4
1 National Institutes of Health
2 US Department of Justice
3, 4 National Institute for Literacy