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Building Life Leaders

Eight Waves sets students up for success by providing free resources for students living in poverty and struggling to read.


 
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Tutoring 

Personalized reading intervention that features reading buddies to emulate one-to-one tutoring instruction and support.

Mentoring

Mentors provide support, encouragement, and friendship and help their mentee learn important life skills.

Experiences 

Monthly experiences offers students the opportunities for a birthday party, and a day of fun in the community.

 

Alarming Literacy 

Did you know?

Florida

has the third-highest percentage of adults lacking basic literacy skills

61%

of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children

46%

of Florida's students entering 4th grade do not reading proficiently

1 in 4

American children grow up not learning how to read

45 million

Americans are functionally illiterate and cannot read above a fifth-grade level

Students

not reading at his or her grade level by the end of the third grade is four times less likely to graduate high school–six times less likely for students from low-income families

Some of the most important statistics from the National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, and U.S. Census Bureau underscore the critical need to address illiteracy in the United States.

 

Come Lead with Us

Volunteering that makes a difference

Sign up to help a child succeed, be a reading buddy! 

 1st step: Fill out form below and we will have a coordinator get in touch!

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