Just imagine that you grew up in a house where you didn’t have many books. Maybe your parents were so busy trying to provide for you that they didn’t have the time to read with you. Slowly, you fell behind in school and were just never able to catch up. Then as you got into high school, it became too hard to complete your classwork because you weren’t able to read and understand all of the instructions, so you dropped out of high school. Then, without a high school diploma, you found that your job options were very limited and the pay even more limited. It seems like no matter how hard you work, you can’t seem to get a raise or a promotion that will ease the financial burden of your family.
Kids Soar is a faith-based organization whose focus is on empowering children and families in the Roanoke Valley to end the cycle of poverty in their families through literacy education.
“Children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72% chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out.” – Proliteracy
One of the foundational keys to a child’s successful future is the ability to read. At Kids Soar, we believe that every child should be able to read.