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RBBB writes:

Great News for 3rd Grader!

Melanie, a 3rd grader at Michael Anderson who repeatedly tried to attend the session even though she was not a current participant in the program, had implored to the Site Leader that she “just wanted to read better too”. Great news! Her words per minute have now improved to 61, which takes her one word […]

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RBBB Visit from Rick McCartney

Rick McCartney, SVP Mentor and President of InMedia visited Whittier Elementary School today!!

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Reading Leaders Practice Session

We are always trying to ‪#‎BeBetter‬ here at ‪#‎RBBB‬! Our 8th grade Reading Leaders expressed that they would like to feel more prepared when they start work with their 3rd grader Reading Learners, and so this semester the Reading Leaders began the program with a session just for them. We used this time for some […]

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Want to hear something awesome?

A 3rd grade Reading Learner from Michael Anderson requested a “paper” for her mom, because her mom wanted to join Read Better Be Better! We love organic parent engagement! Thank you for wanting to be ‪#‎BeBetter! For tips on how you, as a parent, can help improve your child’s reading, click here.

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First Fast Pitch at ASU SkySong

Sophie Etchart pitched for the first time as a semi-finalist in the Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) Fast Pitch program at ASU SkySong today! (January 20th) All of the semi-finalists attended a presentation workshop last week and had one week to prepare a first draft of a three-minute pitch outlining their organization’s mission, vision and […]

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Sue Etchart Recognized in the AESD Art Walk of Hope

RBBB Site Leader Sue Etchart has been recognized in the AESD Art Walk of Hope! The inscription on the photo says: “This is an ACE. She helps us be successful.” (Angelina Espiracueta from Lattie Coor School). An ACE is an adult in a child’s life who holds them to high expectations or provides opportunities for […]

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RBBB writes:

We can ‪#‎BeBetter‬!

Research shows that a student who cannot read at grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate from high school by age 19; yet, 72% of Arizona 4th graders in 2013 were reading below grade level.

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Avondale Reading Leaders Volunteer Hours

Reading Leaders in Avondale alone logged a total of 587.5 volunteer hours last semester?! All volunteer hours are recorded and can be used by the 8th graders for high school admission applications! ‪

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Reading Leaders Improve Focus

Part of Read Better Be Better’s mission is to improve focus, which will build a foundation for comprehension. Site Leaders have noticed drastic changes in the 3rd grade Reading Learners. They are more focused and able to make many more connections to what they’re reading!

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Read Better Be Better has gained independent 501c3 status!

We had been previously operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the Arizona Community Foundation, but are now free to take donations independently as an IRS-approved 501c3 nonprofit organization! Huge congratulations to the team that worked on this, particularly Artem Tretiakov who prepared a superb application!

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