Succeeding Begins with Reading
Starling Agency and the amazing teachers at Blossoming Buds Preschool and Blossoming Buds Cottage are teaming up to support Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program. Since 1990, Page Ahead has placed over 2.3 million books into the hands of 650,000 at-risk children across Washington State.
Serving children from primarily low-income families, Page Ahead strives to improve the reading and language skills of at-risk children. Page Ahead collaborates with local elementary schools, tutoring programs, tribal libraries, migrant centers, homeless shelters, teen parenting programs, and preschool programs such as Head Start.
Page Ahead operates on one simple and astounding fact: being read to as a child is the foremost predictor of academic success in childhood. If a child can read at grade level by 3rd grade, they will continue to read at grade level throughout their academic career. A child who succeeds in school is more likely to thrive beyond graduation. Succeeding begins with reading!
On behalf of Page Ahead, Starling Agency and Blossoming Buds are collecting books to help provide families and communities with reading materials for children, literacy support for families, and resources for communities. Together we are honored to help serve more than 35,000 local children in need every year.
For more information on how to donate books, please contact Starling.