Only 31% of Arizona’s economically-disadvantaged 3rd-grade students scored proficient on the 3rd-grade English Language Arts portion of AzMERIT. These students are 4x less likely to graduate high school.

Why is this important? No one can deny that students who graduate from high school are more likely to achieve life-long success. But why is third grade reading important? Third grade is the last year in which students learn how to read; afterward, students are required to read in order to learn. Without basic reading comprehension skills learned by the third grade, students fall behind not only in literacy but in all subjects.

$20 a month supports one student in our program.

In addition, your ongoing support benefits not only one student but two! Read Better Be Better is the only nonprofit inspiring youth leaders to solve Arizona’s literacy crisis. Middle school youth are trained in a simple yet highly-effective curriculum to help their third-graders with reading comprehension. By empowering these youth leaders to implement the curriculum, Read Better Be Better hopes to inspire them to solve community needs with a focus on education.

Your ongoing contribution helps Read Better Be Better to ensure both middle school and third-grade youth become our educated tomorrow.

Please give generously and know that your dollars are put to work efficiently for children living in your community. If you would like to consider additional partnership opportunities for supporting our program, consider the monetary amounts below.

Did you know?

Your donation to Read Better Be Better qualifies for the Arizona Tax Credit for Qualifying Charitable Organizations, designed to help you reduce your state tax liability and help local children at the same time.

This tax credit allows for donations made to Read Better Be Better to be refunded to the taxpayer not as a deductible but as a DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR TAX CREDIT, up to $400 for single taxpayers and $800 for married taxpayers filing jointly. Please use Read Better Be Better’s tax code: 20783 when filling out the form:

Download Tax Form 321 for Charitable Contributions

Alternatively, please feel free to browse our AMAZON WISHLIST to donate program materials
that will be used directly in Read Better Be Better’s classrooms.

“Now I’ve been thinking in the future I might be wanting to teach little kids. I have been reading to my niece and nephew a lot more.”

Crystal, 8th grade

Your donation pays for: our on-site (school) costs such as books, program materials, and staffing. Your dollars also support our core mission: to manage, monitor, evaluate and administer a high-quality literacy intervention program.