Literacy Program for NYC Children

by Word Rebel Incorporated


This project will provide high-quality books and and early literacy support to thousands of children (age 0 - 5) living in poverty in New York City. Every $3 donation donates 1 book. Donate a book today; Empower a parent to read from birth; Close the achievement gap BEFORE it starts.
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Did you know that 4-years-old is too late to close the achievement gap? On average, a child born into a high-income home will learn 1,100 words by preschool, while a child born into a low-income home will learn only 500 words. This 600-word deficit becomes a 15,000 word deficit by high school, leaving low-income children 4 years behind and 5 times less likely to graduate. Even the most effective school-age interventions have failed to close this language gap; Reading must start from birth.


The #1 way to help a child graduate from high school is to teach them 1,100 words BEFORE preschool. This is true regardless of parent income, education, or environmental factors. Word Rebel provides books and literacy resources that empower low-income parents to read from birth. Word Rebel makes it easy for working parents to teach vocabulary in just 5 minutes a day. You can help close the achievement gap before it starts; You can help children start school with the words they need to succeed.

Long-Term Impact

This project will deliver high-quality books and literacy training resources, to thousands of low-income children (0-5 years old) in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx. Every $3 donation gives 1 child a high-quality, hard-cover, book that can be read again and again. This project makes story-time, and equal opportunity, possible for the children who need it most. By donating books, you give low-income children the words they need to succeed for the rest of their life.


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Word Rebel Incorporated

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Lauren Poinier
Nixa, MO United States
$5,558 raised of $8,000 goal
107 donations
$2,442 to go
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