In the United States, literacy is a prerequisite for accessing meaningful opportunities. Conversely, the lack of literacy skills can have disastrous consequences. A study found that “The educational careers of 25 to 40 percent of American children are imperiled because they don’t read well enough, quickly enough, or easily enough.”
The mission of the Richmond Book Drive is to put compelling, relevant books into the hands of young people throughout the City of Richmond, California. We aim to provide students — be they reluctant or voracious readers — with books that they will love, books that will turn them into lifelong readers and learners. In the process, we hope to spread the message that all students are worthy of investment, that none are beyond repair, and that ours is a city full of curiosity and hope.
The schools below are the beneficiaries of your book donations! We have been expanding this list from our initial target schools due to the incredible support shown to the Richmond Book Drive thus far. Here is some information about the schools and the students your donation will impact.
Profile of Kennedy High School on GreatSchools.org
Profile of Leadership Public Schools - Richmond on GreatSchools.org
Profile of Lincoln Elementary School on GreatSchools.org
Profile of Lovonya DeJean Middle School on GreatSchools.org
Profile of Manzanita Middle School on GreatSchools.org
Profile of Nystrom Elementary School on GreatSchools.org
Profile of Richmond College Preparatory on GreatSchools.org
Profile of Richmond High School on GreatSchools.org
There are Richmond Book Drive Ambassadors at each of these school sites who will work diligently to ensure that the books are cared for and used as effectively as possible to inculcate a love of reading among Richmond's terrific young people. Thank you for your support!
|California State Averages for English Language Arts state tests in 2009-2010 school year||Elementary Schools||55%|