Because of your support, Dallas Afterschool was able to provide certified literacy teachers to 14 nonprofit summer camp sites. This intervention provided students 90 minutes of small group instruction on top of an hour of computerized literacy intervention with IStation
While national results show that low-income kids lose two months of literacy skills each summer, this program tackles that summer slide. We are thrilled to report that with nearly 600 students participating for the full six weeks,
in literacy skills
gained two months
Getting kids on grade level by third grade is critical - it's when we switch from learning to read to reading to learn. Statistics show that reading below grade level at third grade is directly correlated to not completing high school and/or college. Having this extra help in the summer not only gives these kids a strong start to the school year, it can change the trajectory of their educational career.