Save a Child. Save a Family. Save a City.
Now’s the time to join the ARISE2Read movement! 775 people gathered on August 29 to kick-off the new school year, and we still have a great need for volunteers to invest in the lives of children.
Register to attend one of the upcoming training opportunities:
September 26, 2017 – 6:30 PM
First Baptist Broad Street
October 25, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.
Bellevue Baptist Church
2/3of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth-grade will end up in jail or on welfare.
13:1In 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.
61%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 2015-2016 school year, we saw a 135% increase in second graders reading on Fry Word grade level in the seven schools tested.
Learn How to Get Involved
All it takes is one hour a week to help change a child’s life!