This is a fundraiser to provide the children at Johnson Elementary School in Denver with $7 worth of books every month of the 2014-15 school year through Book Trust. As a literacy interventionist at Johnson, I know first hand how early literacy can change the trajectory of children's lives. This is an investment that:
• Provides children from low-income homes the opportunity to choose and own books—a giant step toward literacy
• Creates equal footing for children from low-income homes among their better-off peers
• Empowers future generations to break out of the relentless cycle of illiteracy and low achievement inspiring life-long learning and societal engagement
The vison and mission of Book Trust:
Vision: We at Book Trust imagine a world where literacy has removed barriers and provided all children with the tools to navigate life successfully.
Mission: Book Trust uniquely delivers choice and ownership of books to children from low-income families, increasing their literacy skills and fostering life-long learning.
In low income neighborhoods there is an average of 1 book per 300 children. In middle income neighborhoods there is an average of 13 books per 1 child.
Susan Neuman Center for Improvement of Early Reading Achievement
See more information about BookTrust at: http://www.booktrust.org
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