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What have words brought to your life?
Please think for a moment about
how literacy has shaped and transformed
your own life.
Imagine the life of someone
who struggles with reading and writing,
a slow and painful process.
What would your life have been like
without the ability to read fluently?
What if you had to get by on
a limited vocabulary of
a few thousand words only?
How would your life have evolved
without being able to write
with ease and confidence?
What would your opportunities in life
have looked like, if you lived in
an underserved community,
your parents did not speak English well,
and you had no one to practice with you?
"My father told me once
that words and letters
hold the secrets
of the universe."
Eliza, in the movie Bee Season
We envision a day when all students will have the vocabulary they need for complex thought and confident communication.
To date, we have assisted over 1,100 students with free scholarships. Please
click here to review supported projects.
Many more are asking us for
free tutoring support.
We can support everyone requesting it —
with your help
We have been asked for an interactive resource that would explain spelling rules in addition to the hands-on tutoring we provide. We would love to create it—
if you can support us
We are planning to expand our program, beyond its current focus on word acquisition— but we need substantial funding