Help us with our mission to level the playing field and offer all kids a fair shot at life, by giving them the tools they need to succeed at an early age.
Help us collect books for kids who need them.
Promising Pages estimates there are more than 60,000 kids growing up without books in the Greater Charlotte area alone. Yet, there are hundreds of thousands of books sitting on shelves unread after other kids have outgrown them.
Let's turn those pages over to new hands and make a positive difference in our community.
During an interview with a school teacher about a school book drive in Charlottesville, Virginia the teacher flipped the script and asked a simple show stopping question.
"How many books did you have when you were growing up?"
"I don't know, like a hundred?"
"These kids have 3 or 4. How interested do you think they are in learning?"
This conversation was the spark that inspired Promising Pages.
Fact: 60 percent of America's prison inmates are illiterate and 85% of all juvenile offenders have reading problems. (U.S. Department of Education)
Fact: 25 to 40 percent of American children have difficulty in school because they don't read well enough, quickly enough, or easily enough. (Committee on Preventing Reading Difficulties, National Research Council, 1998)
Fact: Disadvantaged students in the first grade have a vocabulary that is approximately half that of an advantaged student (2,900 and 5,800 respectively). (Graves, 1986 / White, Graves & Slater, 1990)
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