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Reach Out and Read

Award Date: June 30, 2020
Awarded: $5,000

Reach Out and Read is a pediatric literacy program that partners with doctors to “prescribe” books and encourages families to read together. Tragically, children from low-income families often enter school less prepared to learn, and many of them never catch up. Therefore, Reach Out and Read efforts target these children from economically disadvantaged homes. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) result in poor student achievement, discipline issues, and lower high school graduation rates.