Promoting Literacy Among Youth

Auburn, CA (MPG)  |  Source: Placer Community Foundation
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"These sight words and early reading skills are a basic foundation for all future academic success. Everything else builds on the students' ability to read and understand. We love that the Sight Word Busters help the children master these words." -Suzanne Flint, Principal, Rock Creek Elementary School.

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Grants provided for the Sight Word Busters Program at the following Auburn and Lincoln elementary schools: Alta Vista Charter, Rock Creek Elementary, Skyridge Elementary and First Street Elementary. Funding allowed for 17 classrooms to receive the program-reaching 510 students this last school year!

Utilizing over 200 community volunteers, the program helps local schools, teachers and K through 1st grade students become successful readers so that every student can meet his or her potential. By providing one-on-one assistance (not always afforded in a classroom setting) trained volunteers help students recognize and master sight words necessary to become fluent readers. Collected data from a participating school in 2015 found 100 percent of program participants were proficient in word fluency at the end of the school year.

"These sight words and early reading skills are a basic foundation for all future academic success. Everything else builds on the students' ability to read and understand. We love that the Sight Word Busters help the children master these words." -Suzanne Flint, Principal, Rock Creek Elementary School.