Literacy Builds Futures
Activating people and communities of faith into the cause of early childhood literacy.
Illiterate by third grade is a life sentence.
Literacy by age nine sets the precedent for a child’s future. If a child reads by the third grade, they have nearly a ninety percent chance of graduating high school. Meanwhile, if that same child is illiterate, they are far more likely to fall victim to addiction, poverty, and a life of crime.
1 in 4
American school children cannot read.
The cost of dropouts to U.S. taxpayers.
American children dropout each year (before COVID).
American adults are illiterate.
67% Of Children who can't read by age nine
will end up in prison or on welfare.
A new generation of volunteers
For over a decade we have been at the forefront of Church/School partnership movements: 100,000+ volunteers, dozens of cities, thousands of churches… And we are just getting started.
churches are the key
Communities of faith are the sleeping giant of community transformation and building a brighter future for all people. Every community in America is crying out for help for their under-resourced and forgotten children. Who besides churches could provide such a throng of loving volunteers?
we Launch and accelerate
Announcing our new documentary feature film
Coming in 2024
An in-depth look at one of America’s most fixable problems, childhood illiteracy, and its role in our growing cycles of poverty, imprisonment and addiction.