The one-on-one tutoring program aimed at young students who have fallen behind in reading -- and boys would dominate that group -- continues to proliferate.
From their website:
Reading Partners strives to reach more children in need by expanding both within existing communities and to other high-need urban areas.
Students Grown from 100 in 2003 to 1,928 in 2010-11
Growing to 2,800 in 2011-12
Volunteers Grown from 80 in 2003 to 2,888 in 2010-11
Growing to over 3,000 in 2011-12
California Partner Schools Grown from 1 in 1999 to 48 in 2011-12
Washington, D.C. Partner Schools Grown from 4 in 2010-11 to 8 in 2011-12
New York Partner Schools Starting with 7 in 2011-12
Budget Grown from $180K in 2003
to $7.9m in 2012
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