Arise 2 Read MIT


of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth-grade will likely end up in jail or on welfare.


In middle income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13:1; in low income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.


of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children.


Research reveals that children in poverty who read proficiently by the end of the third grade have an 89% graduation rate.


ARISE2Read MIT will partner with Cherokee Elementary School to help boost the reading proficiency of their second grade students. Grace Evan has an opportunity to impact the lives of the children, teachers, and families in their community.

A background in education is not needed but a willing heart and the ability to work with a child on a basic sight-word list. We will provide the training. 

We need men and women committed to teach 2nd graders and Cherokee Elementary site words. It takes 2 hours each week from Mid-Sept. thru April. 

Launch Into Literacy 
April 22
Arise2Read kickoff training
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Vernard Gant.
Details coming soon.

If you need information or you are ready to sign up, click on the button below.


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