Illiteracy denies a person the ability to reach his or her God-given, full potential in life. High school dropout and unemployment rates, lower income levels, poverty, poor health, and incarceration rates are all linked to illiteracy. — Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
If you can read, you can help a kid read! Click here to see a wonderful example of a church right here in Houston that’s helping students read. Check out these websites for tips and resources:
- Houston ISD Literacy Initiative: Read Houston Read (2016-2017 RHR Schools)
- HYPE Freedom Schools
- Connect 4 Literacy
- The Kids’ Reading Room
- Literacy Connexus
- Houston Center for Literacy
Many schools are also looking for Reading Buddies through Communities in Schools and United Way to read with students (or just to listen to students read!). Contact us for details.
Know of any other Literacy resources? Let us know!
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