EVERY KID DESERVES TO READ
Empowered Readers is a non-profit dreamed up by a 5-year-old little girl who set out to tackle illiteracy by helping families build strong reading rituals and by getting kids excited about reading.
”Reading is the gateway skill that makes all
other learning possible."
The Dissolution of Hope
Studies show that when kids have 500 books or more in their homes, their education is boosted 3.2 years on average.*
Children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to dropout of school.**
2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.***
85 percent of all juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate.****
*Family scholarly culture and educational success: Books and schooling in 27 nations
** Donald Hernandez, Double Jeopardy
*** One World Literacy Foundation
**** US Department of Education