Who We Are
LEARNING: We believe in life-long learning for adults and students. Opportunities to access
learning should be easy and affordable and promote freedom.
STABILITY: Researched based curriculum produces reading excellence leading to stability and self-mastery in our communities, our nation, and our world.
RELATIONSHIPS: We value relationships not only with the students we teach and parents we encourage but with teachers we train and our philanthropic sponsors. Without teachers and sponsors we are unable to fulfill our goals.
THE PROBLEM: We’re not addressing the #1 cause of illiteracy in our nation which is dyslexia.
Teachers aren’t being trained, there’s not enough budget for professional development, teachers don’t know how to recognize dyslexia, and they don’t know what to do to help these specific struggling readers. As a result, students are acting out in bad behavior, dropping out of high school, and going to prison. Two-thirds of the students not achieving grade-level reading by 4th grade will end up in prison or on welfare. This impacts all our communities! 65.9% of students have lowered self-esteem, they start acting out in bad
behavior, they drop out of high school, go to prison, even commit suicide! It doesn’t have to be this way! 85% of juveniles in our Juvenile Court System are illiterate. I saw this when I taught at Camp Rocky and Camp Paige in California. 66% of prison inmates can’t read beyond a 4th-grade level.
It’s confirmed that when students fail to reach grade-level reading by 4th grade and rarely catch up! Two-thirds of this population will end up in prison or on welfare!
Our national reading scores ranked by National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP) reflect that nationally we are below the Average Score (below C-) and dropping in spite of over $700 billion spent on education and in spite of National Mandates to assess for dyslexia and provide intervention by the 2017-2018 school year.
(AB1369 in California, ED Code 56335). California is among the lowest states in the United States and Los Angeles is among the lowest in California.
We have had a grandparent weep with joy at the reading success of a granddaughter. Her mom was in prison and he was so concerned she’d be on the same path as her mom. The granddaughter made 3 years gains in only 6 weeks in vocabulary, reading fluency, and reading comprehension. Another parent was ‘this close’ to suing her school district because her son was entering 6th grade soon and was still reading at a low third-grade level. He
achieved 3-year gains in only 6 weeks!
Your donation will help build this program and reach so many children who struggling with Dyslexia. Our goal is to reach more children in schools, centers, one on ones, and more.