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.
17 percent of Metro Nashville Public School students did not graduate from high school in 2019. 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
Students showed significant growth in key skills
Of preschoolers served gained early literacy skills
Kids increased their social-emotional skills