“Too many children leave school unable to read and write properly...you have nearly 25% of primary school leavers unable to read” Jeremy Hunt, 18 June 2019
Our mission is to equip children in key stage 2 by bridging the gap between reading age and actual age, whilst building their confidence and self-esteem. We want to see young people achieving the best that they can using skills they have learnt from our programme to help them achieve their goals and aspirations.
We aims to launch a 13 week Key stage 2 Assisted Reading pilot programme for 12 children aged 6-11 year olds in London, together with refreshments and other necessities.
"Children and young people’s daily reading levels are the lowest we’ve ever recorded, with just 25.8% of children saying they read daily in their free time in 2019."
“Statistics from 2014 show that one in five children in England cannot read well by the age of 11. Further research, conducted in 2015, found that similar percentages of 15-year-olds across the UK do not have a minimum level of literacy proficiency: 18% in England and Scotland, 15% in Northern Ireland and 21% in Wales.
Out of a 131 parents 59.1% said that work commitments are a barrier which stops them from reading as much with their child
26% of parents said that a barrier having an impact on them being able to read as much to their child was, they do not have enough time to read
1% of Parents provided books for their child from a local library
78% of Parents said there child does read books are provided from both school and home.
Bridge the gap between reading age and actual age by launching a 13 week Key stage 2 Assisted Reading pilot programme for 12 children aged 6-11 year olds in London, together with refreshments and other necessities.
We aim to execute our vision through combining our highly trained Young reading leaders with a reading curriculum designed and led by young people to encourage, empower and enable children to become confident readers.
Our company is formed of three young women, Sarah, Beverly, and Margaret. We have a great passion for helping children and young people fulfil their potential and surpassing the limitations of their environment and society. Currently we are all in education with Sarah pursuing a higher education degree, Beverly, a degree in Law and International Relations and Margaret about to start her A levels in Sociology, Politics and Psychology.
Sarah 29 Margaret 16 Beverly 19
We met during our time in the Merton Youth Parliament, trying to change the lives of the 15,000 young people in our borough. In the past, we have consulted with 3,000 young people, championed their youth voice in forums, events, behind closed doors with top decision makers and more. Now we’ve come back together to change children and young people’s lives in a different way, through assisted reading.
Firstly, your contribution would allow us to run the programme for the first time for free within schools and sponsor 12 children in our community scheme to participate for free. This means that more people can see our work in effect and not have to worry about the financial costs of helping their children or students. Secondly, your contribution would go towards training our Young Reading Leaders and Volunteers and continuing their training and development, honing them to better serve the needs of the young children within the programme as well as resources needed to warrant enjoyable learning.
Children & Young people do not get enough help or opportunities to develop and discover their skills. Integrated into our programmes is training them to work in an environment with children and cultivate their own lives by participating in youth voice initiatives. Lastly, resources and equipment would be bought with the money raised in order to run our programme smoothly and ensure its success.
95.3% of the parents said that there is a need for an assisted reading programme
Once a pilot programme has been rolled out this will enable us to maximise the impact of our cause of transforming lives and building brighter futures for children and young people.
Creating a better a career and social mobility opportunities for children and young people growing up into todays society.
The support of our community is imperative to help achieve our mission, as it will offer children a supportive beneficial environment, designed to assist them to flourish into ample members of society.
“We believe that if a child shoots for the stars they can exceed their reading potential and with your donations we believe that, we can make that happen."