The School of Reading was set up to provide QUALITY literature to children in areas of low literacy.
Every dollar donated on here will be spent on books! Our goal is to give away 100 books a month in the Forsyth County area!
REASONS WHY READING IS IMPORTANT!!
Low literacy costs American businesses and taxpayers more than $225 billion annually, through lost wages, unemployment, welfare and other government assistance.
• Low literacy adds $230 billion to the annual cost of delivering healthcare in the United States. International studies have found that the greatest single indicator of family and community health is the educational level of the mother.
• There’s a link between low literacy and crime. Seventy-five percent of adults incarcerated in state prisons lack a high school diploma or have low literacy skills.
Our objective is to get kids EXCITED about reading and we do this through LUCHA LIBRE EVENTS and by giving children who quality literature that THEY enjoy!