Literacy Problems Affect A Great Number of Children Both Nationally And In Our Own Community

61% of Fourth Grade Students In Florida Are Not Proficient In Reading

50% of Grade 3 Students In Manatee County And 29% of Students In Sarasota County Are Not Proficient In Reading

13% of All 17 Year Olds Are Functionally Illiterate

1.1 Million Students Drop Out of School Each Year, Costing This Country $250 Billion

The U.S. Department of Labor Estimates That Literacy Problems Cost U.S. Businesses In Excess of $225 Billion A Year In Lost Productivity

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