Did You Know?
• Students who do more reading at home are better readers and have higher math scores. Students with more types of reading materials in the home also demonstrate greater reading proficiency.
• 67% of fourth graders in the U.S. are reading below a Proficient level, according to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress.
• 61% of low-income families have no books for children in their homes, and more than 80% of the preschool and after-school programs serving at-risk children have no books at all.
• Approximately 8.7 million fourth through twelfth grade students struggle with required reading and writing tasks in school. For many adolescent students, ongoing difficulties with reading and writing figure prominently in the decision to drop out of school.
Ways YOU Can Help!
GATHER your friends, family, and co-workers by hosting a Nickelodeon Big Help Book Drive! Ask each person to bring books and magazines that are appropriate for children.
LEARN about the literacy needs of children in your community by asking a teacher or social worker to speak to your group.
GIVE the books and magazine to the teacher or community representative for his or her students. Help children discover the joy of reading and lead happier lives!
Send your Report and Photos to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can celebrate your participation! How many people were Champions for Kids? How many children did you serve? Join our team of Champions for Kids and receive your personalized certificate of victory!