Right now, 43 percent of third grade students in the Commonwealth are not reading on grade-level. Students who can’t read on grade-level by then are four times more likely than their peers to drop out of school. Additionally, students who drop out are more likely to be involved in the criminal and juvenile justice system; 68 percent of the nation’s state prison inmates did not receive a high school diploma.
We want to help ensure all children are proficient readers, so Stand for Children Massachusetts has launched the Ready to Read MA campaign. Please join me at one of the following information sessions where we will discuss tactics such as early detection, student and educator support, and additional resources available. All events will have refreshments and a free raffle, and attendees will receive a certificate of completion.
Can you make it on one of these dates?
- July 6 – Mason Square Library, 765 State St., Springfield, 5-5:45 pm
- July 13 – Bruce C Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury, 5:30-6:15 pm
- July 20 – Josephine Fiorentino Community Center, 123 Antwerp St., Allston, 12-12:45 pm
- July 24 – Maverick Landing, 31 Liverpool St., East Boston, 4-4:45 pm
If you are interested in attending one of the following information sessions, please RSVP or text RSVP to (978) 218-8338.
If you cannot attend a workshop but would like us to host a training in your area, please contact Veronica Antich at (978) 387-9492.