The Tarrant County School Engagement Committee is raising funds to purchase BOOKS! for the students of Uplift Education.
There are many theories about education but there is one fact. The key to doing well in school -- and getting into college -- is reading. Reading improves grades and test scores and is the best predictor of academic success. It relieves stress, increases empathy, and, also, it’s fun. At Uplift, we call our students scholars. Our purpose is to create an environment that promotes the literacy skills our scholars need to become the next generation of thinkers and doers in the community. And the way to do that is to put as many books as possible into their hands. Please help us with a contribution.
“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”
– Roald Dahl
Research shows students need exposure to a wide variety of high-quality books to acquire the literacy skills needed to succeed in school and life. That means a lot of books on numerous topics, in different genres, and representing a range of perspectives. Uplift literacy specialists will guide our acquisition of books to build our classroom libraries and help our students become confident and bold readers. Please consider a donation to our campaign and give the gift of books like the titles below to the children of Uplift Education!
Chalk by Bill Thomson
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
I Wish You More by Amy Rosenthal
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Uplift Education is the largest, FREE public charter school network in North Texas.
Our 43 schools serve 22,000 students in PreK – 12th grades across the D/FW Metroplex.
Each school provides free, college-preparatory education in communities with limited school choice options.
80% of our students qualify for the federal Free or Reduced Lunch program, but the economic circumstances of their families do not limit their potential or success. The 865 seniors in our Class of 2020 were accepted to more than 570 different colleges and earned more than $115 million in scholarships and grants. 78% are the first in their family to attend college.
COVID-19 has exacerbated the inequity in access to books by further limiting access to libraries, so your gift is more important than ever!