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100% of your donation will go to Book Trust, a very special initiative that aims to improve grade level literacy among schools with students living in low-income homes in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro.
Once a month, K-3rd students enrolled in the Book Trust program are given $7 to choose and buy their own books from a Scholastic Reading Club.
So far, more than 2,100 students have benefited from the Book Trust program, which began in September 2016. The schools, chosen in part based on children’s family income and in part schools’ resources, stretch across six Omaha area school districts.
This literacy initiative is important because research shows that ready access to books at home is key to a child’s reading success. In turn, reading at grade level increases the odds a child will graduate from high school.
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Just $7 provides a student with 2-3 books per month. Your donation helps provide kids in need with ready access to books at home, improving their odds of graduating from high school on time.
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Hear From Book Trust Teachers
I can’t tell you how excited our students are each month when they not only get to look at the catalog, but they get to choose books they want and know they will get them! The excitement is tangible.
For many of our students these books are the only ones they have at home. These books are helping to get the kids excited about reading. The best is when the book box comes and the kids get independent reading time. They naturally fall into book conversations and cuddle up in cozy places to read.
The children are so excited to choose their own books each month. When the books came in the first month, it took a lot of extra convincing to get them to understand that they could take them home and keep them!