In 2019 and 2020, we provided books and support to Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee and South Carolina. The disruption in education, due to Covid-19, is having a massive impact in the early childhood development of literacy skills. Millions of U.S. households do not have consistent access to computers or the internet, and because of this many school-aged children in the United States were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and school closures. Covid-19 has created a bigger divide in the reading gap, and this gap impacts people of color, low-income zip codes and low-income families at a higher rate.
By December 2022, we will establish and run 15 USA Reads chapters, in partnership with local community organizations and school districts. This will allow us to reach 500,000 children.
With the support of our Ambassadors, we reached 12 States through our vast network of local champions and community partners. Join with us with the expansion of our local chapters, as we impact thousands of children each year!
- We will distribute 200,000 children’s books.
- Be a local community voice for literacy.
- Support and resource parent’s to be their child’s first teacher.
- Establish 100 “Pop Up Libraries” in the laundromat where children can access free books and start the journey of reading each day.
- At peak times, we turn up the volume on the importance of reading, particularly during World Book Day, Summer Reading Programs, International Literacy Day and the Holiday Season.