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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Liter...

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family ...
CROWDRISE : Oct 18, 2013
Tax ID: 26-0587238
BASED: Tallahassee, FL, United States


Barbara Bush Foundation

Our mission is to establish literacy as a value in every home in America.

Our vision is to achieve 100% literacy in America.

We believe literacy is a right that provides equal opportunity to achieving the American dream, which every child deserves. If we help the nation’s precious children get on the path to learning in the earliest years, even before they enter kindergarten, they are far more likely to succeed in school and life. We also believe in investing in low-literate parents who are unable to provide the stimulating learning environment that young children need to jumpstart their education.

We help families understand:

- The child’s first school is the home.
- The parent is the child’s first teacher.
- The child’s first subject is reading.

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is focused on fulfilling its mission by providing low-income families across the nation with scholarships to learn together. We partner with a network of high-performing local family literacy programs that help both young children and their parents learn how to read and write. When families share a love of reading, children have a far greater chance to live more productive and healthier lives, graduate from high school and obtain a better job. Supporting family literacy programs is a win-win for parents and children where they acquire basic literacy skills that help them advance their education and provide greater opportunities to succeed.


What is America's Biggest Challege?

Millions of American children and adults lack the necessary literacy skills to succeed. The results are unemployment, greater inequality and a lifetime on welfare. The economic and social realities for these families are devastating.

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Empowering Children and Their Parents to Succeed

Through our programs and scholarships, young children are prepared to start school ready, and parents are given a second chance to finish their education.

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'Tis the Season of Giving

Now is the time to give children and families the gift of learning.

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Tax ID: 26-0587238 •


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