Preparing Kids for Success
Reading is the key
A quality education that leads to a job that pays well is one of the building blocks for a good life. Yet many children in the Capital Region come from homes and neighborhoods where they face serious obstacles.
Did you know?
- 46% of children are not ready to succeed in school by the age of 5.
- Only 17% of chronically absent* children in Kindergarten & 1st grade can read by the end of 3rd grade.
*Students are missing 2+ days of school per month
- Children who aren't reading proficiently by 4th grade ar 4x more likely to drop out of high school.