Project 500

BOOKS ARE THE BRIDGE TO OPPORTUNITY

Project 500 is an initiative to give families access to the necessary tools to literacy by helping them build an in-home library of 500 books. Studies show that when kids have 500 books or more in their homes, their education is boosted 3.2 years on average.

HOW IT WORKS

Impact zone 1

100 Books

Grade: Pre-School

Ages: 0-4

Books Given to Each Household: 100

Empowered Readers partners with Pediatricians to get books in the hands of families at their scheduled Well Visits from birth to age 4. Each registered household will receive 100 books while in this Impact Zone.

Impact zone 2

100 Books

Grade: PreK

Ages: 4-5

Books Given to Each Household: 100

Children receive books weekly from partner PreK programs that participate in our Adventure Time Readers Club program. Each registered household will receive 100 books while in this Impact Zone.

Impact zone 3

300 Books

Grade: K - 3rd

Ages: 5-9

Books Given to Each Household: 300

Children receive books weekly from partner Title 1 Atlanta Public Schools that offer our free Adventure Time Readers Club program. Each registered household will receive 300 books while in this Impact Zone.

result

500 Books

100 + 100 + 300 = a fully stocked in-home library of 500 Books!

By completing the program families will have direct access to books, the foundational tool for increasing opportunities and improving

their quality of life!

*Family scholarly culture and educational success: Books and schooling in 27 nations

** Donald Hernandez, Double Jeopardy

*** One World Literacy Foundation

**** US Department of Education

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.****

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