By Megan Willis, Director of Communications
Louisiana is facing a literacy crisis that demands our attention. It’s a crisis that not only affects our students but also our collective future. The statistics speak for themselves: only 28% of Louisiana’s 4th-grade students are proficient readers, and this is unacceptable. While Louisiana has made strides in the past couple years, there is still a long journey ahead and everyone has a part to play.
For this reason, we have started our“Book-A-Month Club,” This is a monthly donation club that helps provide books to kids. By gifting $10 a month, you are contributing to a better education for every student in Louisiana. Getting books into the hands of kids is a sure fire way to help them reach their full literacy potential.Your gift also helps us to provide better resources, training, and support to educators, ensuring that every child, regardless of their background, has access to quality education. When you invest in a child’s future by donating to literacy initiatives, you’re not just impacting that child’s life; you’re contributing to the overall well-being and success of our community. Proficient readers are more likely to excel in school, graduate, and have better career opportunities, which, in turn, strengthens our state’s workforce and economy.
At The Center for Literacy and Learning, we work tirelessly across the state, collaborating with partners to address the literacy crisis head-on. For over 30 years, The Center has consistently pursued better education and literacy rights for students in Louisiana. It is our mission to improve student outcomes, provide training and support to educators, empower every family through at-home reading programs, and advocate for the best educational policies. But, we need your help to not only continue these efforts, but to increase our outreach.
Louisiana’s literacy crisis is one that we cannot afford to be ignored. By donating, you’re investing in a child’s future, in a brighter tomorrow for Louisiana, and in a society where every child has the opportunity to learn to read proficiently.
Director of Communications