“We are joyous over our preliminary growth data and know that the RIF classroom STEAM book sets, enrichment materials for teachers and students and books for summer significantly contributed to our student proficiency growth in the areas of reading, math and science.”
–Sherry G. Meador, Executive Director of Instructional Services, Pamlico County Schools
“It was great to see firsthand how excited the students were when they picked out books based on their own interests that they could take home. Their excitement made the program a real game changer for our children, which translated into marked results in reading achievement when they returned to the classroom in the fall.”
–Fanchon Muhammad, Ph.D., Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Bessemer City Schools
“In the summer months, all children are at risk of losing some of the learning and skills they’ve acquired over the school year. This is especially true for children from economically disadvantaged communities. If they summer learning slide is not addressed at an early age, these children will fall behind by up to three years in reading comprehension by the end of fifth grade. Sustained reading of age-appropriate, engaging literature is a key component of the solution.”
–Karl Alexander, Ph.D., Academy Professor and Research Professor of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University and co-author of the study Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap.