Kids Are Behind on This Key Indicator of Success

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What if your dreams were out of reach before you could even dream them?

For 80% of fourth graders who do not read proficiently, this could be the case.

A child’s ability to read in fourth grade is a key indicator to their future success. From their academic achievement to the job opportunities available to them in the future, a lot is on the line. Many start the critical year behind in their reading skills and many don’t have access to books or even items snacks and school supplies. This makes it even more difficult to catch up.

Do you serve children in need? You can  access books, school supplies and other essentials to help kids learn from the First Book Marketplace. Together, we can empower kids to catch up, stay ahead and follow the dreams they’re just starting to imagine.