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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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!