BENEFITING: Read Ahead
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
Join Team Everybody Wins! at the 2012 ING NYC Marathon and help us raise more money than ever before.
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Everybody Wins! is pleased to be chosen by New York Road Runners as a charity partner in the ING New York City Marathon. If you're running in it, join the Everybody Wins! team and fundraise with us. For everyone else, please support our mission by making a contribution.
Since its founding in 1991, Everybody Wins! has been dedicated to fostering within young children an interest in reading, the first step towards literacy, academic achievement and personal success. Our flagship program, Power Lunch, pairs adult volunteers with elementary school students for weekly lunchtime reading and conversation. This and other programs are provided at no cost to participating schools. This past year Everybody Wins! reached nearly 1,300 children in 30 elementary schools throughout New York City and parts of New Jersey.
The ability to read well is the most important component of academic achievement. Conversely, the inability to read well correlates with under-employment and economic dependence. Studies show that the first step to becoming a good reader is being read to aloud, beginning at a young age. Children who lack this experience are missing a critical step in their development.
More than half of all elementary school students in New York City fail to meet state and city reading standards with children from low-income neighborhoods scoring the lowest. It is the mission of Everybody Wins! to instill in children a love of reading so they can fulfill their dreams and lead rewarding lives.
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