THE WEEK OF AUGUST 2 through AUGUST 8- We have a donor that will match ALL donations up to $5000!!!
Our youngest students need your help! As our St. Johns County school district grows, so does the demand for support. Each child’s success is important to me as I’m sure it’s important to you too. With your help, INK!'s Five Learning Years (FLY) can provide early literacy intervention to children entering voluntary pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade.
FLY aims to prepare students for academic success. Upon entering schools, struggling students are assessed for school readiness. Those in need of intervention are placed in small groups with an experienced tutor, using Nemours BrightStart early literacy curriculum. These students rely on the community to support their academic needs. This program has proven successful since 2014, with FLY students improving on average by over 100% on screenings after FLY intervention. The pandemic has made a significant impact on these student's lives. Some students were held out of Pre-K (and even Kindergarten) last year, and will be at a starting point that will make this program more important than at any time in our program's history.
Studies have repeatedly shown that students who start behind tend to stay behind without proper intervention. Early intervention leads to higher graduation rates and ultimately, better communities. We have the tools to close the literacy gap, and we have the opportunity to support their academic journey to success. YOUR donation will allow us to advance to the next level of this grant which will provide the resources for all students concerned. Together, we can make a difference and lead them to a path of success!
St. Johns County Education Foundation dba INK!
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