Looking ahead, I see impoverished communities throughout our country being revitalized. 80% of low income families have children reading below grade level. Rocket Phonics, a reading program, uses a series of games to bring them to grade level in weeks rather than years. We partner with inner-city churches to bring hope to their families. Kids reading at grade level do homework and tests easily.
Our volunteers see the rapid improvement in reading and start volunteering to help in other areas. M ost important the parents get involved and the kids start reading at home.
This breaks the cycle of poverty and crime that plagues the inner-city. It also revitalizes the churches which become a vital resource for neighbors in trouble. Nearly 100 churches are interested in bringing our program to their community.