FACTS AND FIGURES
38% of Houston children who are 5 years of age or younger live in poverty, which is a key predictor of reading achievement.
74% of children in the Greater Houston area are economically disadvantaged - another predictor of reading achievement.
Children who are not reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade have a 1 in 8 chance of catching up and are 4x more likely to drop out of school.
60% of Houston children entering kindergarten are missing key pre-reading skills.
25% of third graders in the Greater Houston area had an unsatisfactory reading score on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness in 2013.
How we help
Our assessments are used to identify students who would benefit the most from targeted support in reading, and to provide an individualized reading plan to support student reading success.
Free reading support is provided to at-risk students in kindergarten through third grade who qualify. This targeted support is individualized to meet student needs.
Building community partnerships and providing parent education supports our programming and allows us to continue serving students in promoting their reading achievement.