Did you know that some state governments look at the reading levels of 3rd graders to plan prison capacities in the future?
By teaming up with The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, we can help close the achievement gap that exists with children in our community. It starts with learning to read well.
Carnegie helps struggling children learn to read better. They have two reading specialists on staff, both educators, that assist with children in our community who fall behind in learning to read. The Carnegie after school tutoring program offers tutoring sessions to disadvantaged students with a one-time fee of $5 to enroll in the programs. Without resources available to help them read, they will fall behind in school, and their life opportunities will change forever.
Carnegie’s tutoring program served 200+ children last year. Carnegie has two experienced educators who oversee the program (matching tutors, working with families, helping tutors with training and other support) and they also have two literacy specialists (one for reading & one for math). Senior partner, Austin Mehr, has been a tutor for several years.
Children are the future of our country and it is essential that we take a stand to help them access the skills they need to grow as members of society. We pledge to match any donation amount contributed to our fundraiser for Carnegie’s Tutoring Program of up to $10,000.
Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson and its employees advocate for those whose voices are not heard.
To make a donation, click here and in the section “Personal note to be included with donation,” please type “Mehr Match” to indicate what your donation is for.
Thank you for your thoughtful contribution.