More than 60 percent of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and it's been that way since testing began in the 1990s. Multiple research papers have shown that children who are not proficiently reading by the end of 3rd grade are widely seen as being in academic turmoil and FOUR TIMES more likely to dropout of high school and remain poor readers for the rest of their lives.
Language exposure, both written and expressive, in the first years of life is extremely crucial for brain development. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends primary pediatric care should include early literacy promotion with special attention towards families whose economic circumstances or educational backgrounds make it challenging to do so otherwise.
Our mission is to promote the development of literacy skills in children who struggle to develop reading proficiency and competency. In collaboration with schools, teachers, guidance counselors, and interventional specialists, we hope to identify students who will benefit from the supportive tools provided by the All Star Giving Foundation so they can be successful in a global economy
Donate new books to our early literacy intervention program.
"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers" -Charles W. Elio
But its expense remains one of the most common reasons a college student turns down classes. Close to 50% say the cost of textbooks affected how many and which classes they took each semester. Textbook costs have increased 88% since 2006 and the College Board’s estimates that the average cost for textbooks and supplies for an average 4-year public college is around $1,300 per semester.
Via The Daily Tar Heel: The expensive textbook Ultimatum: buy a meal or be prepared for class.
Students often reluctantly abstain from the advantages of textbooks in order to save money. All Star Giving Foundation has a strong belief that money should not hinder any student from an opportunity they truly want to achieve and deserve. Our application process allows for qualifying candidates to receive monetary assistance in order to buy college textbooks so they can focus on college as we ease their financial burden.
You can help my making a donation of any amount to sponsor our book scholarship program.
At All Star Giving, we are committed to provide additional services throughout the community. In collaboration with our eager partners, we extend our role by providing material supplies to assist students achieve their academic goals.
Through the annual back to school supply giveaway and other year round donations, we want to ensure that no child is left behind. No gift is ever too small that puts a smile on a child’s face.
"The Secret of Success is to Focus all Your Energy, Not Fighting the Old, But on Building the New" -Socrates
Our "Get Ready for Success" Program offers young adults brand new clothing to build the confidence for job interviews. In addition, we provide resume reviews, job interview counseling, how to and what not to use on media presence, and other personalized proactive skills to meet individual career goals.
Message us if you have donations for pick-up or drop off:
1. New School Supplies
2. New Books
3. New Clothes