A Mighty Mission from “First Book” – End Illiteracy!

Since my last post about so many children not even having access to books in order to acquire vital foundational literacy skills, I’ve discovered some wonderful organizations out there that are stepping up and making a difference to empower these children for success.

 

One of these organizations is “First Book” and it provides new, high-quality books and educational resources (for free and at low cost) to schools and programs that serve children from low-income families (from birth to age 18).  Their mission: to end illiteracy!

 

To date, First Book has distributed over one million books and educational resources throughout the United States and Canada and will be providing digital resources as well.  First Book says they have a lot more work to do.  Even though that number is impressive, they’ve reached only a small fraction of the population.  First Book reports that 42% of children in the United States (equating to more than 30 million) live in low-income households.  Wow!  I had no idea that number was so high….

 

First Book is changing the lives of many, many children by improving interest in reading, increasing their desire to learn, and increasing reading in the their homes.  First Book is growing rapidly and has been highlighted as one of the most innovative organizations of its kinds.

 

You can read more about First Book here:  http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/overcoming-illiteracy

 

If you know of a school or organization serving low-income children in your area, you can tell them to contact First Book for assistance.  Please refer them to this link: 

www.firstbook.org/alphabetanatomy

 

You can help by just spreading the word about First Book!

 

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  • interest in reading. Students demonstrating a ‘high interest’ in reading nearly tripled after receiving books from First Book.
  • Increases children’s desire to learn. 69% of program administrators found books from First Book were “very important” in children’s decisions to read more and improve their reading skills.
  • Increases reading at home. More than 70% of children reported increased home literacy activities after receiving books from First Book.

Outcomes for Schools and Programs

– See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/our-impact#sthash.UZBQIVHq.dpuf

  • interest in reading. Students demonstrating a ‘high interest’ in reading nearly tripled after receiving books from First Book.
  • Increases children’s desire to learn. 69% of program administrators found books from First Book were “very important” in children’s decisions to read more and improve their reading skills.
  • Increases reading at home. More than 70% of children reported increased home literacy activities after receiving books from First Book.

Outcomes for Schools and Programs

– See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/our-impact#sthash.UZBQIVHq.dpuf

  • interest in reading. Students demonstrating a ‘high interest’ in reading nearly tripled after receiving books from First Book.
  • Increases children’s desire to learn. 69% of program administrators found books from First Book were “very important” in children’s decisions to read more and improve their reading skills.
  • Increases reading at home. More than 70% of children reported increased home literacy activities after receiving books from First Book.

Outcomes for Schools and Programs

– See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/our-impact#sthash.UZBQIVHq.dpuf

  • interest in reading. Students demonstrating a ‘high interest’ in reading nearly tripled after receiving books from First Book.
  • Increases children’s desire to learn. 69% of program administrators found books from First Book were “very important” in children’s decisions to read more and improve their reading skills.
  • Increases reading at home. More than 70% of children reported increased home literacy activities after receiving books from First Book.

Outcomes for Schools and Programs

– See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/our-impact#sthash.UZBQIVHq.dpuf

  • interest in reading. Students demonstrating a ‘high interest’ in reading nearly tripled after receiving books from First Book.
  • Increases children’s desire to learn. 69% of program administrators found books from First Book were “very important” in children’s decisions to read more and improve their reading skills.
  • Increases reading at home. More than 70% of children reported increased home literacy activities after receiving books from First Book.

Outcomes for Schools and Programs

– See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/our-impact#sthash.UZBQIVHq.dpuf

We have more work to do, more audiences to reach, more educators and administrators to empower, and ultimately more children who need books and quality educational opportunities – and we cannot do it alone. – See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/overcoming-illiteracy#sthash.VAwSP0WQ.dpuf
  • und the purchase of new books for children in need. Just $10 funds 5 new books.
  • Fundraise – Start a fundraising effort to bring books to kids in your community.
  • Volunteer – Join or start a First Book Advisory Board in your community and help fund books and provide grants for new books to eligible Recipient Groups.
  • Partner with First Book – Learn how corporate, nonprofit and publishing partners have teamed up with First Book to end illiteracy, and how your organization can join the effort.

– See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/overcoming-illiteracy#sthash.VAwSP0WQ.dpuf

  • und the purchase of new books for children in need. Just $10 funds 5 new books.
  • Fundraise – Start a fundraising effort to bring books to kids in your community.
  • Volunteer – Join or start a First Book Advisory Board in your community and help fund books and provide grants for new books to eligible Recipient Groups.
  • Partner with First Book – Learn how corporate, nonprofit and publishing partners have teamed up with First Book to end illiteracy, and how your organization can join the effort.

– See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/overcoming-illiteracy#sthash.VAwSP0WQ.dpuf

  • und the purchase of new books for children in need. Just $10 funds 5 new books.
  • Fundraise – Start a fundraising effort to bring books to kids in your community.
  • Volunteer – Join or start a First Book Advisory Board in your community and help fund books and provide grants for new books to eligible Recipient Groups.
  • Partner with First Book – Learn how corporate, nonprofit and publishing partners have teamed up with First Book to end illiteracy, and how your organization can join the effort.

– See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/overcoming-illiteracy#sthash.VAwSP0WQ.dpuf

irst Book provides access to new books for children in need.

To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.

We are proud of our past success and even more excited about the future. First Book is uniquely positioned to become a leader in providing digital resources so that children in need don’t miss out.

No matter how formats and technologies change, children from low-income families will still need access to rich and varied content. First Book is helping guide the publishing industry as it evolves so that all children can benefit from new technologies and flourish as readers.

– See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story#sthash.tHIkRE91.dpuf

o date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. – See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story#sthash.tHIkRE91.dpuf
To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. – See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story#sthash.tHIkRE91.dpuf
To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. – See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story#sthash.tHIkRE91.dpuf
To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. – See more at: http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story#sthash.tHIkRE91.dpuf

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