400 million children – in the US and around the world – do not have access to the tools they need to learn to read.


175 Million Children Cannot Attend Adequate Schools

175 million children will never attend a school capable of teaching them to read. As a result, they will end up earning a third less money, suffer more from poor health, and lack the power necessary to better their lives.

20 Million US Children Have No Access to Pre-K

Half of all children in the US will not attend Pre-K. Many of these children will start school behind in literacy and never catch up.

200 Million Children Struggle with Dyslexia

Up to ten percent of the world’s children have dyslexia. In the US, these children are only diagnosed after falling years behind in school and then require tens of thousands of dollars in special education.