Research suggests that 2/3 of students who can’t read proficiently by the end of 4th grade are at risk of ending up in prison or on public support as adults. These at-risk children face very long odds if they hope to ever catch up with their peers.
The Temple University Rho Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is proud to partner with Books in Homes USA to provide books to students at Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School, located adjacent to Weiss Hall on Temple Main Campus.
We’ll address the problem of “booklessness” by providing elementary students with quality books of their own choosing to increase literacy skill development and promote a lifelong love of reading.
This funding will allow students to select high-quality books from an age-appropriate list. Students can keep their books and take them home to share and build their home library.
Even the smallest gift can help us reach our goal and increase literacy opportunities:
Learn more about Books in Homes USA.