Give children the tools they need from the start and set them up for a successful future. When you donate to Strong Learners, you improve educational outcomes for children by expanding early learning opportunities, increasing support outside of school and helping to improve the health and financial stability of families.
In Greater Atlanta communities with low child well-being scores, only 1 in 5 third graders are strong readers.
If children aren’t strong readers, their opportunities are limited—work, school or in life. If they can’t read at grade level by third grade, they are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
Only 1/3 of the children in Greater Atlanta are having their early childhood care needs met. But we know it’s crucial for them to enter school prepared to learn.
With a clear understanding of the roles and resources each sector brings to the table, we are investing in five strategies that offer the highest potential to improve third-grade reading in communities with low child well-being scores.
Ensure more young children have quality learning experiences at home, at quality early childhood providers, and in the community.