We participated in the Great Give 2019! Thank you for your incredible support which gave us a total of $28,780 from 186 gifts and a match from the Lewis G. Schaeneman, Jr. Foundation! These funds will help our students fight the summer slide!
Thank you for your contribution and for spreading the word!
New Haven Reads currently serves over 550 students each week in our one-on-one tutoring program, where they receive guidance and support from over 400 dedicated volunteer tutors. Students work hard throughout the school year to improve their reading skills, and their work continues during NHR’s six-week summer program. In addition to the one-on-one tutoring program, during the Summer Session students can participate in an assortment of enrichment clubs like chess, arts and crafts, math, and science!
These six weeks in the summer are important to maintain the reading levels that our students worked so hard to reach throughout the school year. Studies show that students who do not practice reading in the summer start the school year off at an average of two to three months behind their peers.1 This achievement gap widens for students from low-income households, like 87% of our students: on average, they lose 20-35% of school gains over the summer.1 The majority of our students are already reading below grade level, so without reading practice over the summer, the achievement gap continues to widen.
(1) Kuhfeld, M. PhD. (16 July 2018). Summer Learning Loss: What we know and what we’re learning. NWEA. Retrieved from https://www.nwea.org/blog/2018/summer-learning-loss-what-we-know-what-were-learning/