Happy literate children
The alarming statistics of illiteracy in this country are not, sadly, new. However, there is an innovative program that is working with very young children to high school students to prevent their becoming another statistic.
In this week’s podcast, I met with Board member Katie McCleary of 916 ink and two of its students regarding its creative approach to teaching children to read by first teaching them how to write. 916 ink collaborates with schools, libraries, nonprofits and juvenile detention facilities. It transforms everyday kids and teens into published authors, thereby improving academic confidence and increasing reading skills.