Statistic: Helping Young Leaders 5

1.6 million of the 2.5 million kids who dropped out of high school in 2015 had received the lowest reading scores on the third-grade literacy exam.

Source: Children’s Institute


Statistic: Helping Young Readers 4

80% of children from low-income families aren’t reading at grade-level by the end of third grade.

Source: Children’s Institute


Statistic: Helping Young Readers 3

61% of low-income children have no children’s books at home.


Statistic: Helping Young Readers 2

A mother’s reading skill is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success and outweighs other factors like neighborhood and family income.

Source: Seeds of Literacy


Statistc: Helping Young Readers 1

Some Cleveland neighborhoods have an illiteracy rate as high as 95%.

Source: Seeds of Literacy