By replacing reading losses with equivalent gains, Springboard generates an annual 6-month reading boost.
Families attend weekly workshops that equip them with effective strategies for reading with their children.
Since launch, Springboard scaled up 15x from a 42-student pilot to a 642-student implementation.
99% LOW INCOME
We go where the need is. 99% of our students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
In 2013, we partnered with 8 schools across the city of Philadelphia.
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HEAR OUR STORIES
“What motivated me to attend the workshops? The realization that my kids’ education depends largely on the partnership between myself, my wife, and the teacher. It takes a village.” Spend 3 minutes listening to five families share their stories.
SEE THE PROBLEM
Whereas students in well-resourced communities learn at home and school—a fact that shelters them from summer learning loss—their lower-income counterparts are expected to primarily learn at their schooldesks. Year-round access to learning has become a socioeconomic luxury.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Affirm your belief that all children deserve access to learning and help Springboard reach three times as many students this year. The 2014 campaign to sponsor a city is live – join the movement and help Springboard expand!