giving kids an equal chance
Together, we can give every child in our community the skills and support they need to succeed—from kindergarten to graduation.
what we’re up against
Three out of four of Nashville’s third graders are not reading on grade level. Children who have not developed basic literacy skills by the time they enter kindergarten are three to four times more likely to drop out in later years.
Almost 18 percent of Metro Nashville Public School students did not graduate from high school in 2020. In Williamson County, 32 percent of students are not on track with their grade level.
How we can make it better
we’re seeing results
Books were distributed to young children throughout three counties to build home libraries
Students showed at least one year’s growth in key literacy and academic skills
Of preschoolers met literacy benchmarks necessary to succeed in kindergarten
Of three- and four-year-old children met social-emotional learning benchmarks