Be a Champion for Literacy: Support Struggling Readers in Our Reading Intervention Program
Houston, we don’t just have a problem. We have a crisis — a literacy crisis.
As the late great Dr. Seuss once wrote, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” But large numbers of children in Houston, particularly those from low-income families, are reading below grade level in their first few years of school and never catch up. These early struggles frequently translate into long-term obstacles in education and life. It is challenging to break the cycle of poverty, get a living-wage job, and participate fully in society without a good education, and literacy skills are critical.
Your support will provide instruction, books, activity supplies, and teaching materials for struggling readers in our Reading Intervention Program.
Our flagship program, Reading Intervention, provides individualized, small-group (4:1 ratio) instruction to help struggling readers become proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. Highly skilled and experienced interventionists work on school campuses and in direct partnership with teachers to deliver the 25-week SIPPS Curriculum. This reserach-based foundational skills program was selected because it is customizable to meet the needs of each student and proven to help both new and struggling readers buil skills and confidence for fluent, independent reading.
The need for reading intervention has never been great, and we need YOUR help!