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Our Core Values

Literacy is essential – The consequences of early reading failure are dire, both for the student, and his or her family and community. Our organization stresses early intervention because research has shown that early literacy failure creates a downhill spiral of educational failure, leading to failure in life.

Anchored in research – Up-to-date research informs all of our program components, and our materials are continually revised to keep pace with new research developments.

All hands on deck – Student success is a team effort. Our program equips multiple people on staff within a school with the skills they need to accelerate literacy among low performing students, thus creating a solid foundation for educational success.

Student and school-focused – We base all of our decisions on what is in the best interest of students and the school staff with whom we work.

Collaborative – By seeking out partners in the community in service of this important work, we strengthen our ability to make a lasting and comprehensive impact.

Every student counts – Sustained improvement in literacy happens one student at a time. Our approach is one-to-one because every student deserves the type of instruction he or she needs to succeed, and some students will not learn to read successfully in a group.