Are you ready to help Southeastern Michigan students embrace literacy over the summer? Join Operation:Kid Equip and Author, Tara Michener in the quest to provide new books to local kids in the summer of 2010.
Statistics show that reading achievement typically declines an average of three months between June and September. Children need to read outside of school. Research clearly shows that the key to stemming summer reading loss is finding ways to get books into the hands of children during the summer break.
Your donation of funds can help us in the quest to keep children literacy-motivated year round! Use the PayPal button titled Literacy project to make your contribution to a better and brighter Michigan Summer.
Readers, it is our goal to start early raising funds so that we have enough books ordered for our distribution date of June 12th. Below are some stats on the importance of Summer reading.
All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of summer vacation (Cooper, 1996).
On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Studies reveal that the greatest areas of summer loss for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, are in factual or procedural knowledge (Cooper, 1996).
children and youth that are low-income experience greater summer learning losses than their higher income peers. On average, middle-income students experience slight gains in reading performance over the summer months. students that are low-income experience an average summer learning loss in reading achievement of over two months (Cooper, 1996).
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