Our goal is to end the cycle of low literacy by helping families across Massachusetts develop high impact home reading routines that lay the groundwork for a lifetime of learning, success, and productive, responsible citizenship.
Seven years of local data collection and analysis shows our intervention is working:
- Overall, families showed a 54% increase in their shared reading routines.
- Non-English speaking families showed a 117% increase in their shared reading routines.
- Workshop participants were nearly 4 times more likely to ask questions while reading to their children, a key influencer on vocabulary development.
Since beginning our work in Massachusetts in 2006, Raising A Reader MA has helped close the achievement gap for over 38,000 children and their families with over 48,000 books in circulation.