Right to Read is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization providing no-cost reading support to students in kindergarten through third grade in Houston's under-resourced communities.
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.