Family, Child, Youth

General Family Literacy Sites


Two-Generation Family Literacy Model


  • The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: 3rd Grade Reading Success Matters. Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success
  • The Literacy Lab: The Challenge – “Reading is the foundation for educational success and opportunities in life, yet many children are not given the time and skills to build this foundation.” This site describes the progression for low-income children from falling behind in kindergarten and elementary school, to dropping out in high school, to experiencing a high unemployment rate as an adult without a high school degree .

Out of School Youth and Adolescents



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