Life. Liberty. Literacy.

Life. Liberty. Literacy.

One Vote, One Book. Lots of Votes, Lots of Books.

America’s children are our most precious resource and each of them deserves to learn to read. You can help children today. Vote for your favorite storybook and Scholastic will donate a book to a child in one of our family literacy programs.
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WHAT IS AMERICA’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

WHAT IS AMERICA’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Millions of American children and adults lack the necessary literacy skills to succeed. The results are unemployment, greater inequality and a lifetime on welfare. The economic and social realities for these families are devastating.

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EMPOWERING CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS TO SUCCEED

EMPOWERING CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS TO SUCCEED

Through our programs and scholarships, young children are prepared to start school ready, and parents are given a second chance to finish their education.

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Our mission is to advocate for and establish literacy as a value in every home.

Click to watch one of our moms share her  family literacy experience with Doro Bush Koch.

in order to understand the CHALLENGE, you have to study the facts:

A mother’s education is one of the primary indicators of a child’s academic success.

Less than 47% of children whose mothers did not complete high school are school ready, compared to 83% of children whose mothers have a bachelor’s degree.

Students who do not read proficiently by the 3rd grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma.

Low-literate parents often are unable to provide a stimulating learning environment for the children. This inequality in opportunity leads to an achievement gap that extends through elementary school and beyond.

Low-literacy skills are directly linked to higher unemployment, less earned income and poor health.

The result is a lack of social mobility and greater inequality for millions of families. With a workforce that is less academically prepared and skilled, the overall U.S. economy is negatively impacted.

What We Do

We prepare children for school and help their parents improve their literacy skills by providing access to high-quality family literacy programs nationwide.

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In tackling America’s Biggest Challenge.

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