BookSpring Summer Success Offers Promise to Help First & Second Grade Readers

Summer Success

BookSpring is excited to announce the launch of Summer Success, a new full-scale program designed to address the widespread drop in reading skills that occurs in economically disadvantaged elementary students over the summer.

Research has shown that over 80 percent of students from economically disadvantaged communities lose reading skills over the summer. Our results are showing that up to 36% of children participating in our program perform better in reading scores after the summer than a matched comparison group. STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Math) themes and book selection encourages students to explore the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

The Summer Success program is seeking to expand to additional elementary schools within AISD and the central Texas community. The program is designed for 1st and 2nd grade students, and BookSpring is currently accepting applications for Spring 2019 and has plans to increase the number of partner schools over the coming years.

BookSpringEd Director Joel Gross can be reached at joel@bookspring.org with questions on how to get involved with Summer Success.