For young children, access to relatable reading materials can have broad-reaching benefits when it comes to education and behavior, including establishing positive reading habits for the future. Nonetheless, more than 60% of low-income families don't own any age-appropriate books for children, and area public schools average only nine books per student, less than half the national average. Reading to Kids organizes regular reading events at local schools to help improve literacy and inspire underserved children with a love of literature.
On the second Saturday of every month, Reading to Kids volunteers gather at seven underserved Los Angeles elementary schools, where they read aloud to 800–1,200 kindergarten through fifth-grade students in small groups. The books read are then donated to the partner schools’ libraries, and the children who attend the program receive a new book to take home, making it possible for them to build their own collections of literature. This year, Reading to Kids will give more than 15,000 books to children who might otherwise have no literature of their own, helping to stimulate their minds and bolster their futures.
Join G-Team and donate $12 to help Reading to Kids encourage children's interest in and access to literature. If G-Team members raise $600, 500 Los Angeles-area public-school children will receive their own age-appropriate books. Each additional $12 raised will fund 10 more books for children.
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