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Adult Students

REACH a child.

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RESTORE a family.

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RENEW a community.

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Literacy to Success was founded as a result of 5 for 5, Inc., a nonprofit started in 2014, to increase graduation rates in low-income areas.  Through 5 for 5, Literacy to Success was birth as a tool to increase the graduation rate amongst children in need.  Our studies found there is a significant relationship between 3rd graders reading on grade-level and high school graduates being ready for college or a career.  Our nonprofit exists to help children succeed, despite their socioeconomic status.

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The mission of Literacy to Success is to open the world of literacy to students who cannot read or are behind 2 or more grades in reading through implementing an engaged, efficient, and effective curriculum that increases fluency and reading comprehension to dramatically improve high school graduation readiness and rates.

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Literacy to Success uses its "Read 21" program to provide acute literacy intervention for students over 2nd grade.  Our trained intervention coaches are composed of college students in the education field and other related disciplines, retired  teachers, substitute teachers, and volunteers that have a heart for seeing children succeed.  Students are seen 3-5 times per week for 1 hour per tutoring session.  Students  remain in the program until they are reading fluently on grade-level.  New students are added throughout the school year.

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Non-readers in grades 3-8 can read in less than 21 hours.

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Within 45 hrs, Reading Comprehension increases by at least one grade level.

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Over 75% of students are reading on grade-level within a 9-weeks period.

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