Throughout the country, kids in need are starting school behind. Did you know by age 3, children without access to early learning hear 30 million fewer words? They have more challenges catching up and fewer opportunities in school and in life.
The unfortunate reality is these children are:
•25% more likely to drop out of school
•40% more likely to become a teen parent
•70% more likely to get arrested
How can we help change the course of a child’s future? By helping children in need, one by one, to find the 30 million words as they return to class. Save the Children is participating in World Literacy Day on Monday, September 8. They will be leading the daylong Word-A-Thon in support of literacy in America. Would you like to participate virtually? Find out how to join in at savethechildren.org/findthewords.
To ensure your monthly gifts have the greatest impact possible, they’ll be combined with those of other sponsors, rather than given directly to your sponsored child. That way, you’ll support programs that help improve life for your child and all eligible children and families in their community.