“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
-Dr. Seuss, pen name of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel
Dr. Seuss really knew what he was talking about with this quote!
According to DoSomething.org:
- 2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of fourth grade will end up in jail or on welfare.
- One in four children in America grows up without learning how to read.
- Students who don’t read proficiently by the third grade are four times likelier to drop out of school.
- Nearly 85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, proving that there is a close relationship between illiteracy and crime.
How will you, in this new year, make a greater commitment to reading and continuous learning, to support yourself and those you care about going to more wonderful places?