85% of DC public school students do not read at grade level when they enter 9th grade. These problems develop early; proficiency by 3rd grade is critically important.
Some may see two challenges. We see one solution.
Reach Incorporated uses an innovative, three-pronged model:
- Training: Two days each week, teachers guide our adolescent tutors in preparing lesson plans grounded in the core components of literacy development.
- Tutoring: On two alternating days, our tutors provide reading instruction to elementary school students in need of support.
- Compensation: Our tutors are paid for program participation and can earn raises based on performance in and after school.
Reach Incorporated is a 2011 winner of the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship, an honor bestowed upon the most promising early-stage social innovations in the world. The organization was also recently named the winner of the 2013 Lehrman Foundation Impact Award.