Save a Child. Save a Family. Save a City.

Training Update

We have completed our trainings for the 2018 – 2019 academic school year.

We are so grateful to the nearly 1200 members of our community that attended a training this year to:

SAVE A CHILD. SAVE A FAMILY. SAVE A CITY. 

We are beyond excited to announce the date for our Launch Into Literacy kickoff event! We will be kicking-off another year of changing lives, August 22, 2019. Keep checking our website for updates as well as a link to register for this training event.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, click the red button below.  Thank you for making a difference for our most precious resource, our children!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ARISE2Read!
If you are interested in serving at one of our Shelby County Schools, you must undergo a criminal background check before being placed in a school. Now, we have made that process easier than ever! Just click on the link below and you will be directed to the SCS volunteer application page. Once you have completed your application to be an approved volunteer you will received an email from SCS letting you know what to do next. Please let us know if you have any questions!

ARISE2Read takes an active role in the development of children in our public schools through the presence of volunteers focused on literacy. We tutor students one hour per week utilizing a simple sight word approach. We also provide books for the students to enhance literacy.

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of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth-grade will likely end up in jail or on welfare.

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In middle income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13:1; in low income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.

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of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children.

THERE IS HOPE!

Research reveals that children in poverty who read proficiently by the end of the third grade have an 89% graduation rate.

In the 2017-2018 school year, we saw a 152% increase in second graders reading on Fry Sight Word grade level in the twenty-one schools tested.

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2017 Pretest

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2018 Posttest

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All it takes is one hour a week to help change a child’s life!