Did you know that 61% of Shelby County students are not reading on grade level? By high school, only 6% are college-ready. And that was before COVID-19 destabilized many of our communities.
Now, Memphis kids face even more learning loss from a year of school closings and virtual classrooms. Give901 is stepping up to the plate to address these challenges by distributing Summer Learning Kits to over 3,000 Memphis students, giving them the tools they need to keep learning this summer.
Low-income kids face significant setbacks in school.
Children in low-income communities are less likely to have access to books in their homes. That’s a serious problem because literacy is a key indicator of learning proficiency and high school graduation rates. If a child in poverty doesn’t graduate from high school, they’re more likely to continue living in poverty.
Memphis, it’s time to show up for our kids.
Give901 is raising money to give away over 3,000 books and learning kits.
Choose901’s partner organization Give901 is raising money to distribute Summer Learning Kits to over 3,000 low-income families from twelve different schools and programs across Memphis. Give901 Learning Kits will put books, STEM activities, and learning tools into the hands of the kids who need them most—and we’re asking Memphians to help make it happen.
Every gift helps prevent learning loss for a child.
Every dollar given at give901.org will go directly towards purchasing books and learning activities for local students. At Choose901, we believe that if we invest in our city, it’ll grow as a rich and diverse haven for arts, culture, enterprise, and even more civic engagement—and that all starts with how we provide for our youngest, future leaders.