On December 8th, Read-a-thon participants will spend the day reading to fight the literacy crisis for foster care, homeless, and low-income teens.
You can show your support by donating to the campaign - and thanks to an anonymous donor, your support will go twice as far!! All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000.00!! This generous contribution is being made in honor of our founder and executive director, Elizabeth Dragga.
What we do:
The Book Truck holds teen-to-teen literacy events and gives away free books in areas of LA County where high school dropout rates can be as high as 50%.
Why we do it:
Our research shows that teens are 4 times more likely to want to open a book when they are helped by other teens.
How we know it works:
Our programming doubles and triples the number of teens reading in underserved communites.
Why it's important:
Higher literacy rates mean lower rates of teen pregnancy, incarceration, and poverty.
You can shape the future of teens in these communities by supporting our Read-a-thon!!