LNGC was awarded $18,000 to help fund its Children's Basic Reading Program. The two-year program has been held once and engaged 75 first through fourth graders who suffer from severe reading difficulties, such as dyslexia. The free program focuses on students who need more intensive intervention.
“The improvements you see in the students over two years are inspiring,” says Kathy Ciarla, president of LNGC. “It is imperative to intervene with children who struggle with reading at an early age.
"If a child is reading below grade level in fourth grade, there is a 75 percent chance they will remain poor readers their entire life. This amazing program is life-changing for the students.”
LNGC doesn't just work with children. Through training volunteers to act as one-one-one tutors for adults and connecting people to educational resources, the organization works to cut down the number of people who lack basic literary skills. The LNGC reports that more than 250,000 people in Greater Cincinnati lack basic literacy skills.
: to the LNGC and help raise the literacy rates in Cincinnati.
: a tutor at LNGC and work one-on-one with children and adults.
: to the GCF and help a cause that will benefit the community.
By Evan Wallis