Did you know that children who can’t read on grade-level by grade three are 74% more likely to drop out of high school—continuing the cycle of poverty for low-income students. These children, also, often hear 30 million fewer words than their more well off peers—increasing their likelihood of staying in poverty!
Shocking, we know.
t’s one of the reasons why on May 6, Hearst is fielding a cycling team in the 5 boro Bike Tour to fundraise for United Way of New York City's (UWNYC) SPREAD THE WORDS TEAM which helps low-income New Yorkers.
Join us—be a part of our fight for the future of NYC! UWNYC has been around for 80 years. We're the problem solvers, the hand-raisers, and the game changers. Together, we live united to create a city in which children and families can dare to dream and build a future for themselves—to progress from surviving to thriving. You can learn more at www.unitedwayNYC.org.
We know we're not the only ones who believe in the impact we can make—together.
Donate to Team SPREAD THE WORDS to fight for every NYC family's chance to thrive!