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Upcoming Training

for new or returning coaches

Please join us at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 29th at Bellevue Baptist Church for the final ARISE2Read training for this academic school year! 

Click the link above to register for this training.

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.


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


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.


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


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.


2017 Pretest


2018 Posttest

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