Our mission is to empower kids to outsmart poverty by providing the literacy and money management skills they need to become productive members of society.
We believe that books are a necessity, not a luxury. The ability to read and write is a human right. We are not afraid to look foolish in our effort to outsmart poverty. We believe there is more than one kind of poverty and more than one kind of hunger. It is important to feed a child’s stomach, but we must not forget their mind and imagination.
Through our mobile StoryTent program we teach kids money management skills and help them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade. At the StoryTents, kids pick out books that interest them and read out loud with a volunteer. Volunteers are an integral part of our mission; without them, the kids wouldn’t be able to actually practice and improve their reading skills. Not only is our mission to bridge poverty gaps through the means of literacy, but also to build up community through serving those around us in need.