In its 1985 report, “Becoming a Nation of Readers,” the National Commission on Reading has noted that the single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning kindergarten.
Census and other data from Revere - made available through our friends at Strategies for Children – remind us of the achievement gap that limits children from reaching their potential in this community.
Because of this and other factors, Revere was named one of the Commonwealth’s Gateway Cities. As such, the city is receiving special attention and funding to support education improvements.
Raising A Reader MA’s work in Revere is part of the Gateway Cities solution. Our partnerships are successfully increasing the rate at which families of young children read with their children at least three times a week by an average of 25% every year.
Raising A Reader MA in Revere
2009 was the first year of programming.
400 children and families are currently being served in Revere.
There are 21 public school classrooms using Raising A Reader MA:
Other partners include CAPIC Head Start, Chelsea/Revere Family Network, and 24 family child care providers.