IMPACT YOUTH - READ FOR FUN - SUMMER 2019 - Launch . June 12, - 2019 . Custer


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“Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.” (Bill Clinton, 1994)


In 2017, according to The Nation’s Report Card, only 36% of 4th graders in the United States were at a proficient reading level or above.

Studies have shown that 1 in 7 adults in America are considered functionally illiterate, which has the potential to trickle down to our youth.

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