Book and a Bite
Literacy is critical to a child’s academic success, particularly early-grade reading. Reading at grade level is one of the strongest predictors of later success in school. The summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn't in session.
RISE forged a community/school partnership to provide summer learning events that provide access to free meals, books, STEM, and enrichment activities.
In the first two years of the Book and a Bite pilot, we have given away over 5,000 books, served over 6,000 meals and delivered over 7,000 hands-on STEM activities. In 2017, 78% of students in Kuna held or increased their reading scores.
*This project addresses the Early Grade Reading Community Benchmark.