children reading

Twyla Prindle – Celebrate Reading

Date grant awarded: December 10, 2019

Celebrate Reading will focus on increasing the reading proficiency of students who are in elementary school. The goal is to not only assist students in starting a home library, however to provide guided reading, small group sessions, and monthly achievement celebrations to ensure students success. This project is important because 45% of children in Duval County are not ready for Kindergarten and 43% of Duval County students cannot read at the minimum level after third grade. As a result, students who are in grade 3 that fail to pass the state reading assessment are retained. It is our intention to engage in early intervention and individualized attention to give students the best likelihood of success at reading.