Jack was nimble, Jack was quick, but what if Jack never learned to read about the candlestick?
We believe every child in America deserves to learn to read because early literacy is the key to future success. Yet 36 million Americans can’t read or write at a basic level—and what parents don’t know, they can’t pass on to their kids. But together, we can change that.
For 25 years the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has been helping kids and their parents gain crucial literacy skills together. Today, you can join our nationwide community of people helping to spread the word about the importance of literacy in America. Take our “Which Children’s Book Character Are You?” quiz and share your results on social media! Together, we’ll raise awareness about the importance of family literacy programs—and help ensure that all Jacks learn to read about the candlestick!
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of America’s fourth graders are not reading proficiently.
of all children born to a mother lacking a high school diploma are not ready to start kindergarten.
of low-literacy preschoolers are ready for kindergarten after a year in our programs.
Life. Liberty. Literacy.
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is the nation’s leading advocate for family literacy. Founded by former First Lady Barbara Bush, we believe that family literacy is key to solving today’s most critical challenges: social and economic mobility, quality of life, and global competitiveness. Research shows that reading proficiently by third grade is directly linked to successes later in life, yet millions of American children are struggling to read today. Thanks to the generous support of individual donors and our corporate sponsors, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy provides educational opportunities for young children and their parents, helping them achieve the literacy skills they need to pursue a brighter future.