According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of low-income families do not own a single book for their children, and partially due to this disadvantage, more than 65% of children living in low-income American families in Pittsburgh Public Schools cannot read at grade level (according to the RAND survey "Student Performance in PPS"). Working to bridge the literacy gap, Reading Is FUNdamental (RIF) Pittsburgh fosters the motivation to read in youth by providing access to self-selected books and creating positive opportunities to read at home.
RIF Pittsburgh annually gives 60,000 free books and motivational literacy activities to children in more than 100 schools, community centers, and public housing across the city. Increasing the number of books in low-income homes can directly affect how often children will read on their own or with their families, which helps strengthen their essential literacy skills. Through RIF Pittsburgh’s programs, students can select their own stories or books to take home to keep and peruse with their families, sparking their desire to read in a positive environment.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help foster the motivation to read in youth. If G-Team members raise $350, then Reading is FUNdamental can give 175 books to children from low-income families. Each additional $10 raised will fund five books for children.
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