2022 Funding Goal: $7,500
The fundraising goal of $7,500 will be used to (a) recruit 20-25 parents of new-born to age five to enroll in and complete an 8-month long education program, (b) empower and build their capacity to support the development of their children’s early language and literacy skills at home, (c) provide them with the necessary tools, resources, and training to help them support their children’s early language and literacy skills, and (d) evaluate the impact of the program on the literacy outcomes of participating children and parents.
About the K-16 Literacy Center
The K-16 Literacy Center is a non-profit educational unit operated within the College of Education and Psychology at The University of Texas at Tyler. Its core mission is focused on improving the quality of life of children through literacy by engaging in literacy research, teaching, and service activities aimed at strengthening instruction and improving literacy achievement outcomes within the university, local area schools, and the East Texas communities. Click here for more information about the K-16 Literacy Center.
Annual Program Costs ($7,500)
|Children’s Birthday Gift ||$10 per child x 25 children||$250|
|Instructional Supplies ||$12 per child x 25 children||$300|
|Teacher Stipends||$12 per hour for one teacher per month||$936|
|Children’s Books||$15 per book x 10 books per year x 25 children||$3,750|
|Registration Fees||$25 per child x 25 children||$625|
|Read Aloud Handbook||$30 per book x 25 families||$750|
|Promotional Materials||$35 per child x 25 children per family||$875|
The primary purpose of this funding request is help support the early language & literacy development of young children in East Texas. Funds will help expand and scale up one of the Literacy Center’s signature programs, “Born-to-Read”, which is designed to build parent capacity to introduce reading to their young children early and to support them in developing children’s early language and literacy skills so that children are prepared for kindergarten. The “Born to Read” program has been field-tested with a few dozen families during the past three years with a great deal of success for parents and children involved. Click here for more information about “Born-to-Read” program.