HOW IT WORKS
KIDS CHECK IN AND READ BOOKS
KIDS EARN BOOK BUCKS
KIDS TRADE BOOK BUCKS FOR PRIZES
Kids visit the program voluntarily and check in. Then they pick out a book that interests them and read one-on-one with a volunteer.
For every book read, the child earns a book buck. Kids are encouraged to negotiate for more bucks if the book is challenging.
With their book bucks, kids can buy prizes which range from inexpensive items like mechanical pencils to more valuable items like basketballs or field trips.
WHAT WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH
Equip children with the skills they need to outsmart poverty in their own lives and their own communities.
Improve the reading levels of at-risk children by the fourth grade.
Inspire children to fall in love with reading by the fourth grade.
Teach children basic money management skills.
5 EYE-OPENING ECONOMIC IMPACTS ON LITERACY STATS
We’re seeing success at our programs. 100% of parents surveyed said the StoryTent improved their child’s reading level.
- Our goal is to operate 10 weekly programs by the year 2020
- This will allow us to impact at least 500 kids per program per year
- Our team has grown to include 3 full time employees, 1 part time employee, 1 intern and over 300 volunteers
Traveling Stories helps kids in the U.S. develop strong literacy skills, confidence in their ability to read out loud and a love for reading!
“50% of adults in America cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level”
— National Center for Adult Literacy