OUR FOCUS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EARLY LITERACY
Students who don't read proficiently by the 3rd grade are 4 times likelier to drop out of school.
1 in 4 children will grow up without learning to read.
75 percent of state prison inmates did not complete high school or can be classified as low literate.
Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.
According to ProLiteracy, more than 30 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level.
According to the American Journal of Public Health, low literacy is said to be connected to over $230 billion a year in health care costs because almost half of Americans cannot read well enough to comprehend health information, incurring higher costs.