A recent national study showed that almost two-thirds of fourth-graders read at or below a basic level. It’s an alarming statistic, and those unable to improve their literacy in the coming years face a future of immense struggle.
Locally, we joined with KXLY-TV and other corporate champions to donate 15,000 books to 27 schools around Spokane in early May. Educators in these schools can choose which students receive books to help them build out their home libraries, allowing students most in need of support to continue reading during the summer. This opportunity can help mitigate the “summer reading loss” than can set them even further behind their grade level.
It was a joy to see the children react to the delivery of these books, and we know the opportunity to read something fresh and new will only whet their appetite for more. Participating in the Magic of Storytelling is just one more way Twyford Law Office strives to make the Greater Spokane Valley a richer place to live, work, play and learn. We look forward to another book delivery visit to Shiloh Hills Elementary School on June 2.