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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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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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Winner of the Dr. Dave Competition!

The kids all have a competition in the graduation celebration to see who can make the best likeness of our mascot, Dr Dave the robot, out of play-doh. Here is the winner of the competition!

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Congratulations Class of 2015!!

RBBB Fall semester ended on December 10th with a ceremony for all our graduating students. These kids have all shown that they can Read Better and Be Better. Students evaluate the program at the end of every semester and the results are in! Help us celebrate their participation in the program and how much they […]

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Donor Spotlight: First Book

Thanks to our partnership with First Book, we were able to give each graduating student (3rd and 8th) their very own book to take home! First Book provided us with new, hardback books at just the cost of postage.

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Intern of the Month: Claire Roberts

Thank you to Claire, who will be leaving us after a very successful semester as a USL Intern. Claire worked with readers with the most challenges. Kids showed huge improvement and her determination to make a difference in the future is very inspiring. Claire is off to spend next Semester in Spain – we wish […]

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