LITERACY BUILDS FUTURES

Activating people and communities of faith
into the cause of early childhood literacy.

Illiterate by third grade is a life sentence

Literacy by age nine sets the precedent for a child’s future. If a child reads by the third grade, they have nearly a ninety percent chance of graduating high school. Meanwhile, if that same child is illiterate, they are far more likely to fall victim to addiction, poverty, and a life of crime.

30
Million

American adults are illiterate.

1 out
of 4

Of American school children cannot read.

1.2 million

American children dropout each year (before COVID).

$360 billion

The cost of dropouts to U.S. taxpayers.

67% Of Children who can’t read by age nine

Will end up in prison or on welfare.

30 million

American adults are illiterate.

1 in 4

American school children cannot read.

1.2 million

American children dropout each year (before COVID).

$360 billion

The cost of dropouts to U.S. taxpayers.

67% of children who can’t read by age nine 

WILL END UP IN PRISON OR Welfare.

A new generation of volunteers

For over a decade we have been at the forefront of Church/School partnership movements: 100,000+ volunteers, dozens of cities, thousands of churches… And we are just getting started.

churches are the key

Communities of faith are the sleeping giant of community transformation and building a brighter future for all people. Every community in America is crying out for help for their under-resourced and forgotten children. Who besides churches could provide such a throng of loving volunteers?

we Launch and accelerate
literacy programs

Announcing our new documentary feature film

SENTENCED

Coming Fall, 2021.

An in-depth look at one of America’s most fixable problems, childhood illiteracy, and its role in our growing cycles of poverty,
imprisonment and addiction.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
503.750.0191

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