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Literacy Development Program

The Need For Literacy..

-1 in 4 children in America grow up not learning how to read

-Students who don’t read proficiently by the 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to dropout of school




Summary of Program:

We are so excited to now offer a literacy development program as one of our on-site services available at two Empower Communities (Hartwood at Canal and Quail Ridge). Reading and writing skills are crucial to ensuring communities have access to empowering jobs and mental and physical health services. An emphasis on literacy has also proven to reduce the number of kids that will eventually enter into the criminal legal system. 


The Bookworm Bus as Part of our Literacy Development Program will proudly offer a variety of on-site literacy programs including….

-Summer Reading Program 

-On Property After School Tutoring

Our Impact This Year

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  • The Bookworm Bus is a state-of-the-art mobile library with a grassroots approach to visiting communities throughout Waller and surrounding counties. Barriers created by poverty, limited opportunities, limited English, and lack of transportation are alleviated by taking library programs, resources, and services directly to neighborhoods and schools. Committed to delivering books, fun, and fellowship, our routes travel the rural farm roads of Brookshire, Pattison, and Hempstead, Texas, and beyond. We continue to develop reading programs, storytime and reading scavenger hunts, and creative activities for all reading levels. The bus is a beacon of hope in building tomorrow’s readers.

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