Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., the Delaware-based educational services provider, in a unique partnership with Success Won’t Wait, Inc., recently provided over 150 books to Title 1 students as part of the ongoing “Reading is Basic Program.” In 2011, the program was launched and since its inception, Reading is Basic has provided over 3,000 books to Title 1 schoolchildren in grades K-8.
This partnership links together two organizations with a common quest: to eradicate illiteracy in the State of Delaware and to provide the educational tools for success to those who need them most.
“At Back to Basics, we strongly believe in supporting our local community, particularly in the area of literacy, which is the basic building block of education,” explains Back to Basics’ Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. “In fact, the Reading is Basic program is only one of several joint efforts between Back to Basics and Success Won’t Wait. Other literacy projects have included book drives at our Educational Facility in Wilmington, as well as the delivery of hundreds of children’s book baskets throughout the state, containing thousands of children’s books.”
The Reading is Basic project was created in response to literacy statistics that rank access to reading materials as one of the most important predictors of a child’s future reading success. According to Sanford Newman in his book American’s Child Care Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy, ““The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print. Communities ranking high in achievement tests have several factors in common: an abundance of books in public libraries, easy access to books in the community at large and a large number of textbooks per student.”
Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware.
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