Page Turners 2020
$5,000 = 500 books received by students in need
SCV Education Foundation is currently raising $5,000 to give junior high students to help in starting to build their own personal libraries and cultivate their literacy skills. SCV Education Foundation will match up to $3,500 of donations in order to achieve our $7,000 fundraising goal for Page Turners 2020.
The foundation chose to work with socioeconomically disadvantaged junior high schools because:
- Children from low-socioeconomic families are less likely to have experiences that encourage the development of fundamental skills of reading acquisition.
- Children’s initial reading competency is correlated with the home literacy environment.
- Children from low-socioeconomic status families enter high school with average literacy skills five years behind those of high-income students.
The foundation is looking to continue the Page Turner program into a Title 1 school where approximately 31% of junior high students are falling behind the targeted reading level. By allowing students to start their own library with age-appropriate books it encourages a literacy environment at home and motivates them to read and improve their literacy skills.
$10 = a book in 1 student’s personal library
Thank you for being a part of this movement. By joining forces to give generously, we can make huge strides for education.