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.
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.
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.