In Response to COVID-19: Remote Literacy and Education
Reading Doesn't Have to Stop because of
We need your ongoing support to allow the youth to continue to read at home.
Because low literacy, low reading levels, and behavior issues are an epidemic that will not go away with quarantine.
In addition to offering our virtual mentorship, we want to offer more curricula: life-skills, financial literacy, character-building, and STEM are all forms of career exploration that keep youth safe at home, but we need your help!
Right now, to get over the digital and economic divide and to help students keep learning to be well-rounded adults, we are asking for donations for devices and internet hotspots for youth in our program. Our goal is $5,000.
Your help is more important than ever now.
---> Without you, students will fall further behind in reading and life skills.
---> Without you, kids will feel even more isolated and demotivated from their schoolwork.
---> Without you, our community will suffer even more.
Thanks to YOUR generosity, we have been able to help kids like Maryah and Madison.
Maryah and Madison are eight-year-old twin girls, and Maryah said she was really struggling with reading. Inevitably, her sister needed help too, so they both started in the Literacy and Education program. After consecutive weeks in the program, the twins began to reveal a strong interest in reading, albeit with a little “sweet” motivation.
“Coach Byron said, if we do really well, he’ll give us some candy”, Maryah said. Now, after receiving the proper tools, the twins often exclaim, we “got so busy that we didn’t read yesterday!” As you can see, reading is becoming a daily habit, and Maryah and Madison are, whenever school starts again, set up for success.
We are there for Maryah and Madison because YOU are here for US.
Thank you so much for believing in a better future for Tunica.
Here are the three ways you can get involved right now.
You can VOLUNTEER from the comfort of your home.
You can REGISTER a participant in our programs.
You can DONATE and keep a participant digitally connected.
Upcoming virtual curricula:
Literacy & Reading Comprehension
Compassion & Empathy
STEM Career Exploration and more.
We are serving 50 youth with remote learning and mentorship, and there are SO many more that need our help. With the upcoming closing of the Tunica Literacy Council, the literacy and education program of Family Biz Builder provides alternative means to serve families safely.