WHY SPONSOR A STORYTENT PROGRAM?
More than six million children in the United States will experience negative academic, personal and social outcomes every year because of poor reading skills. Children who can’t read proficiently by the 4th grade are up to 15 times more likely to drop-out of school. Sadly, in the U.S., two-thirds of all children and 82% of children in low-income families read below grade level. (Annie E Casey Foundation & NAEP)
Traveling Stories empowers kids by helping them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade through our StoryTent programs in San Diego.
Please join us and support children’s literacy by sponsoring the StoryTent program in your community! Let’s work together to empower kids in San Diego.
ABOUT THE STORYTENTS PROGRAMS
StoryTents take place every week at the City Heights Farmers Market and Parkway Plaza Mall in El Cajon. Kids read one-on-one with a volunteer and negotiate for Book Bucks, which can be used to buy prizes.
THROUGH THIS SUCCESSFUL LITERACY PROGRAM MODEL, CHILDREN:
THE SUCCESS OF THE STORYTENT PROGRAM
The program engages kids between the ages of 2-12 years old. The average amount of time a child spends reading in a StoryTent is 45 minutes each visit.
StoryTent increase the amount of time that kids spend reading for fun and has a profound impact on their performance at school and a promotes a healthy sense of self-worth.