Delray Reads Day is November 13, 2013! Will You Volunteer?
The ability to read is critical to an individual’s growth and success throughout their life. Delray Reads Day is designed to call attention to the importance of reading and of Delray’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading.
The Campaign for Grade Level Reading is our community’s call to action regarding early literacy. It is part of a larger campaign by the National Civic League for Grade Level Reading.
It was learned that 55% of Kindergarten through Grade 3 students do not read on grade level. In Title I schools, it drops to 29%!
It is crucial that we bring our children’s reading level up to the third grade, at a minimum. It is said that this is the turning point where our children go from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn.”
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 8 am Breakfast (optional)
Where: Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice at the Delray Full Service Center* - for the Breakfast
301 SW 14th Avenue
Participating Schools: All public elementary schools in Delray Beach: (Map of the Schools)
Not sure you’re needed? Think about this…..
-14% of Adults in the US cannot read-
-32 million Adults in the US cannot read-
-63% of prison inmates cannot read-
-19% of high school graduates cannot read-
|Meet Here for Breakfast|