When it comes to literacy and poverty, the facts are clear. A student who can’t read on grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate high school than a child who does read proficiently by that time. Add poverty to the mix, and a student is 13 times less likely to […]
Did you know that companies such as Microsoft, Verizon, General Electric, and many others match donations (view more examples at https://doublethedonation.com/matching-grant-resources/list-matching-gifts-companies/) from employees to our nonprofit? It’s true. Many companies offer matching gift programs in which they match donations from their employees to nonprofits of the employees’ choosing. That means your donation can go twice as far! […]
Being a “Big” in Read Better Be Better is a big responsibility (no pun intended). We tell the 6th – 8th graders this when we introduce the program to them—we don’t hold back. They are our partners, our teammates, in solving Arizona’s literacy crisis, and that wasn’t an accident. We chose that age group because […]
Looking for a conversation starter for your social get-togethers this weekend? We have just the thing! Did you know? 2016 Independent Evaluation states that “#RBBB has notable effects on participants’ reading skills, significantly strong effects on their general perception as a reader and, most importantly, significant improvement in reading according to DIBELS, DAZE and AimsWeb […]
We are excited and proud to announce that Kelsey Pinckney has accepted the full-time Program Coordinator position. Kelsey will be taking over day-to-day operations of Read Better Be Better, enabling Sophie to take on more fundraising responsibilities. Welcome to the #RBBB team Kelsey!
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Did you know summer learning loss creates a 2.5 – 3 year learning gap between children of low and middle income families by the time they reach the fifth grade? (AZ Center for Afterschool Excellence Study) This summer, Read Better Be Better will again partner with Valley of the Sun United Way and The Boys […]
Melanie, a 3rd grader at Michael Anderson, repeatedly tried to attend #RBBB sessions even though she was not a participant in the program, explaining to the Site Leader that she “just wanted to read better too.” After improving her words per minute to 61, she became one word over the threshold for participation! We were […]