These books will go back into our local community to help low-income children and reduce “Summer Learning Loss,”
About Summer Learning Loss
During summer, low-income students regress by more than two months in reading achievement while their middle-class peers make slight gains. It’s a concept called Summer Learning Loss, and it’s a gap that widens for low-income children each year that they progress toward graduation.
According to the Idaho Department of Education, 63 percent of low-income first graders were reading at grade level in the spring of 2013. When they returned in the fall as second graders, only 41 percent were reading at grade level.
The good news? We can do something about it! A large-scale study of elementary students revealed that reading four to five books over the summer potentially can prevent a decline in reading achievement scores from the spring to the fall. (SOURCE: Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk)
How You Can Help
Your donations of new or gently used books can help! Simply drop off children’s book at one of our book drop-off locations. We will make sure your books get into the hands of local kids who really need them!
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:00am