The Early Literacy Program is designed to help tackle the academic achievement gap by providing targeted literacy intervention for children in grades K-3. The program addresses the literacy gap by meeting participants at their current reading level and using the Flying Start to Literacy curriculum to help participants develop phonics, fluency, and comprehension skills.
Thanks to a partnership with Santa Ana Unified School District, our specially-trained staff work with small groups of 6-8 students during the school day, providing our cutting-edge curriculum and engage families in family literacy nights.
Based on survey results of teachers, parents, and participants:
84% of program participants achieved measurable growth in literacy, 22% made significant gains or reached grade level literacy
81% of teachers reported increased reading confidence and classroom participation
85% of teachers saw an increased motivation to read
77% of teachers saw an increase in fluency scores and 81% saw increased accuracy scores
81% of teachers saw that reading comprehension skills have developed
I am so grateful for the time and dedication the Boys & Girls Club team has given to our students to help them become literate. The kids’ self-esteem as well as their scores are up, and the kids are HAPPY! Applause to you all for helping our community succeed. We need you and the good work you do!
-Ms. Beltran, 1st Grade Teacher, Davis Elementary School
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