The problem? 90% of a child’s brain develops before age 5. In low income neighborhoods, only 1 book is available for every 300 children.
The solution? 96% of children under age 5 see a doctor at least once a year!
Thank you to all the SCALA students, SLIM faculty and friends who decided to become part of the solution and donate to our 2016 Give the Gift of Reading Book Drive and Fundraiser. Thanks to your efforts we were able to donate books to four Reach Out and Read Clinics in the states of Colorado and Kansas. We even delivered some story times and advocated for libraries to families in the waiting rooms. Way to go team!
To learn more about Reach Out and Read, visit their website. Thank you for supporting such an important early literacy initiative!