Leap for Literacy
Sep 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Stan Tucker - Leap for Literacy
Leap for Literacy

Stan founded Leap for Literacy after firsthand experience with the extraordinary lack of access to printed materials in at-risk communities! In fact, in a research study conducted with at-risk youth, researchers measured risk factors in relation to reading proficiency by the eighth grade and determined that 37% of students with one risk factor scored at a basic reading level.  When you increased to two risk factors the percent of students reading on a basic level in 8th grade jumped to 42% (Green, 1995)!  Stan started gathering free texts to share with students to help boost their at-home libraries and potentially boost reading levels!  He adopted acts of kindness as currency to give students the opportunity to choose free books from his exciting Read'nRoll  truck! Students can also participate in several other literacy based initiatives through his school partnerships.

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