Bridge The Gap

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The Need

Literacy & Diversity Crisis

  • 34% of children entering kindergarten lack basic skills needed to read. 65% of 4th graders read below level. 37% of students graduate high school at or above reading proficiency.


  • 5% of children books in a 2018 study featured Latinx characters. 1% were American Indians. 7% were Asian Pacific Islander. 10% were African American. 27% were about Animals. 50% were about white characters.

 
Kids Reading Book in Park

Our Solution

The Fundementals Rooted in Culture

Our mission is two-fold. We are giving children reading fundamentals, like comprehension and retention, to excel academically. At the same time, we are equipping our youngest generation with a hunger to embrace diversity. Our book selections empower children of color with characters that look like them, while exposing all families to culture.

 

Our Course of Action

Create Lifelong Readers & Leaders

Outdoor Family Day

Cultural Events

One Step at a Time

Boy Reading Tablet

Summer Reading Camp

Helping The Community

School Bus & Children

Scholarship & Travel

Reinforcing our Commitment

Happy Kids with Books

Book Giveaway

Giving Gift of Knowledge

 
Image by Susan Yin

" Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world."

Nelson Mandela