Help Us Improve Literacy Rates
Reading by the end of third grade is widely acknowledged as a critical milestone for all students. Currently, in Colorado only 40% of third graders are proficient in reading.
Show your support for Full-Day Kindergarten
Studies have shown that full-day kindergarten leads to many positive outcomes for kids - like higher reading and math achievement, better social skills, and earlier identification of learning challenges. State funding currently pays for a half-day of kindergarten for all students, so parents in many Colorado districts must pay tuition for their child to attend full-day kindergarten.
Help Improve graduation Rates
A student who is on track to graduate by the end of their freshman year is four times more likely to graduate than their off-track peers. 9th Grade On-Track programs in Chicago boosted graduation rates by up to 20 percentage points within four years. These programs identify vulnerable students and use targeted supports like additional instruction time, tutoring and counseling during the 9th grade.
In Colorado, more than 10,000 students drop out of high school every year, contributing to a statewide graduation rate of 80.7%. Unfortunately, these numbers drop even more for students of color.