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Expansion of Literacy Programs



This project will expand a successful literacy instruction model to youth struggleing with learning differences, providing a structured, caring environment to help youth achieve academic success.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

One out of five children is dyslexic. At the Boys & Girls Clubs we see children who are frustrated academically, children with a fear and dislike of reading, children with low self-esteem. In partnership with the University of Oregon, two public school districts, two parochial schools, and the Housing Authority of Portland, the Clubs will expand an existing literacy model to each Club and partnership location throughout the Portland area, ensuring no child is left behind in our care.

How will this project solve this problem?

Providing a multi-sensory approach to leaning, the Literacy Centers goal is to increase youth engagment in learning and to increase the number of youth who can demonstrate written compostion skills; including sentence and paragraph structure.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will expand Literacy programs to more than 13,000 young people in the Portland area, providing academic support to youth with learning differences and benefiting the academic lives of every child within our care.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,602
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $98,398
Total Funding Goal: $100,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Daniel Laruendeau

Executive Development Officer
Portland, OR United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Expansion of Literacy Programs
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