While reading remains a cornerstone skill academically and employers continue to rate reading as a critical skill for employment, U.S. students are reading less and less.
1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read.
Children who read less than 15 minutes a day are likely to encounter only 1.5 million words during their entire academic career.
Students who do not read proficiently by the 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to drop out of school.
US elementary school students from low-income households are not reading at grade level.
"Read, Read, Read...Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it."William Faulkner
The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program is a national organization, but our impact can be seen most strongly in the communities in which we work.