There’s a reading crisis in our country! Third graders who are not proficient in reading by year-end, are statistically slated for prison. As a result, the average reading level of a prison inmate is third grade. Further, a 2019 study reveals that 78% of Maryland’s Black 4th graders were not proficient in reading. That means 78% of Maryland’s Black fourth graders are statistically slated for prison! This is a crisis and presents a very clear Clarion Call to Action!
Answer our Call to Action by supporting The Clarion Call “Read To Lead Campaign” designed to mitigate this crisis. We coach youth to reach grade-level reading proficiency or better. The Read to Lead Campaign is an innovative reading program that utilizes technology and personal intervention. The program is flexible, scalable, and measurable. With your financial help, we can reach hundreds, even thousands, of students. The more we raise, the more students we can coach to reading proficiency.
The Clarion Call is a 501(c)(3), incorporated nonprofit organization, so your donations are fully tax deductible! If you are a Federal employee, Clarion is also registered with the Combined Federal Campaign, #19093. Please also consider CFC as a donation option.
Become a Donor. Donations in any amount are needed and welcomed. We also invite you to become a Donor at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level and provide one-on-one reading support to a child between the 2nd and 12th grade. Our virtual approach to supporting students provides three one-hour reading sessions per week, per child. Donor Levels are:
· Bronze: $100, covers 1 month, 12 sessions;
· Silver: $300, covers 3 months, 36 sessions;
· Gold: $600, covers 6 months, 72 sessions;
· Platinum: $1200, covers 12 months, 144 sessions.
Become a Sponsor. For greater impact, donate to support two or more children at the Platinum Donor level and provide 12 months of reading sessions for each student you sponsor! Sponsor levels are:
· Friend: 2 students;
· Supporter: 4 students;
· Associate: 6 students;
· Advocate: 8 students;
· Ambassador: 10 students;
· Partner: 12 students;
· Angel: 14 students or more.
Become a Sustainer. Donate an amount of your choice on a monthly auto pay basis. All donations help to provide reading sessions. Help us to expand our reach to hundreds of students.
Volunteer. In addition to providing financial support, you can answer our Call to Action as a Volunteer with just three hours a week; from home! We need volunteers to serve as Learning Coaches to work with youth through our virtual learning platform. Learning Coaches play a vital role as students learn our curriculum and improve their reading proficiency. Teacher or tutor experience is NOT required, though welcomed.
Will you answer our Call to Action? Please donate to fund the Read to Lead Campaign and volunteer your time today! Your support could make the difference between a path toward prison or a path toward college for underserved youth.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.TheClarionCall.info/what-we-do/read-to-lead/