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Save the Date for the 4th Annual Houston Reads Day:  March 1, 2024


Houston, we just don't have a problem. We have a crisis - a literacy crisis.

The Need:

  • 73% of 3rd graders in the Houston area do not read at grade level.
  • 41% of young children in the Houston area are not ready for kindergarten.
  • Students NOT reading on grade level by the 3rd grade are 4 times more likely not to graduate high school. 


The Solution:

  • Since 2006, Literacy Now's programs have made a significant impact on the community, impacting the lives of more than 24,000 children and parents.
  • Literacy Now provides reading intervention, reading readiness, and trained volunteer mentors to students along with interactive parent engagement programming that is instrumental to children's long-term success. 
  • These programs empower students to read on grade level.


The Opportunity:

  • Right now, we are ONLY serving 23% of the children who desperately need our Reading Intervention program.
  • Houston Reads Day is the catalyst to sustain and grow our Reading Intervention program. 


Impact - Over the past three years, Houston Reads Day has:

  • Raised $2.1M to sustain and grow our Reading Intervention program. 
  • Increased the number of students served by 176%.
  • More than 1,200 volunteers read to more than 24,000 Pre-K-3rd grade students.
  • Past readers include Mayor Turner, Commissioner Garcia, HISD Superintendent House, local authors, television personalities, and Houston Texans players and cheerleaders.


Join us for Houston Reads Day 2024 - Engage. Impact. Empower


A single day for Houstonians to come together to read to students, support Literacy Now's Reading Intervention program, and bring awareness to the literacy crisis in our city.

·       400 + volunteers

·       40 Houston area schools participating

·       14,000+ Pre-K-3rd grade students read to

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