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To Design Donates to Read to Grow
January 8th, 2019
During the past holiday season, the To Design team donated to Read to Grow, a Connecticut-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote language skills/literacy for children starting at birth, as well as supporting parents as their child's first teachers.
Slow childhood literacy can create a negative snowball effect throughout a child's life. By the age of 3, many children in underprivileged communities have not heard enough words to be prepared for success in school. Children who are not reading at a proficient level by 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Read to Grow addresses these issues head-on in their volunteer advocacy, providing families with awareness of the issue and, most importantly, age-appropriate books for their children.