What we do
We advocate for students who struggle to read, are not making progress, and are in crisis in their public school districts. We organize cost-effective teacher training in science-based programs and ensure students receive the services they need to learn how to read and write to grade level. We hold school district workshops to ensure the science of reading language and writing is consistent and sustainable across the school district. We provide support, free screening tools, and educational workshops on dyslexia to empower parents, teachers, and students.
Furthermore, if school districts are non-compliant and do not provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE), we provide referrals to well respected education attorneys.
Incarcerated Youths & Adults
We advocate for the remediation of incarcerated adults and youths. Literacy is a critical tool that is used to improve quality of life. Without that tool, children grow up with damaged self-esteem, loss of confidence, and they miss out on their education.
When people do not learn how to read at school - they cannot participate in their education which excludes them from critical connections within society. 84% of incarceration adults have weak literacy skills, of those 54% are dyslexic. Illiteracy is directly linked to incarceration and the damage caused by lack of education in a complex and highly pressured society.
Free Public Workshops
Our programs include educational workshops on the science of reading at correctional institutions. Reading and writing support and tutoring for incarcerated adults and youths.
Our mission is to ensure that every child, youth or adult at risk of dyslexia (or simply has never been appropriately taught) learns how to read. We advocate for early intervention to stop learning differences from becoming life-long disabilities.
Dyslexia is a symptom of a broader misunderstanding about how to teach reading. In New York, 65% of all students read below grade level, and more than half have below basic reading skills (are functionally illiterate).
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