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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."

-Barack Obama

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

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ADVENTURE TIME READERS CLUB

Our free after school program for K-3rd grade students at Title 1 schools within the Atlanta Public School District. We gamify reading for kids, engage them in readers’ theatre, and provide them with free books monthly to add to their Project 500 Library at home.

 

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