Join Read Better Be Better (RBBB) and SOSAZ (Save Our Schools AZ) for a free community screening of Backpack Full of Cash, a documentary about the growing trend of privatizing public education in the United States. "Matt Damon narrates this timely warning about America's public schools, which have fallen into a growing, greedy, and under-regulated system of privatization that is having a devastating impact on our children (IMDB)." The screening will be "movies in the park" style with no formal seating. Beverages and popcorn will be provided by RBBB. Space is limited so RSVP for the event on Eventbrite.Connect us with a new team member and get $50 to Postino Wine Cafe! Be Excellent, Be Kind. That's the RBBB motto!

Impact Data 2018

Our program is evidence-informed and highly structured.

We measure student progress in multiple ways and the results are in: our third graders are working on their reading skills and improving!

Key highlights from the 2018-19 impact evaluation:

  • Teacher Evaluations show 100% RBBB students improved concentration, enjoyment of reading, and reading comprehension after one semester
  • Self-evaluation against Reader Self-Perception Scale indicates that 85% of RBBB participants “agree” or “strongly agree” that they read better now than they did before they started the program
  • Self-evaluation against the Personal and Social Responsibility Scale indicates that 8th-grade participants tend to improve their attitude toward social welfare, duty, competency and performance
  • 8th-grade program evaluations indicated that one in four Reading Leaders would volunteer for future civic opportunities
  • 3rd-grade program evaluations indicated that 78% of RBBB participants find reading easier than it used to be

Interactive Evaluation Data From All Our Program Sites

This data was prepared and analyzed by an independent organization. Download the Full Report Here