Good Books in Little Hands make a Big Difference
Everybody Reads provides books to young children living in the lowest income areas of our community
Everybody Reads is a Charlotte based non-profit whose purpose is to promote reading and early literacy skills in our youngest learners. We focus on children 0-5 living in the low income areas of our community. Literacy is the foundation of all successful learners and we hold a vision of a community where everybody reads.
What We Do
We provide high quality age appropriate books for our children's homes and their childcare centers.
We promote daily reading to children 0-5 during the most critical time of their brain development.
80% of preschools serving low income populations have NO age
books for their children
61% of children living in low income homes have NO books
Only 41% of third graders in Charlotte are
reading on grade level
When children are not reading proficient by 3rd grade they are 4 times more likely to drop out of school and 2/3 of those children will end up in jail or on welfare