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FLIP! Story Time Videos

Studies have shown children who are exposed to more words while they are young, find a stronger connection to learning as they continue to grow.  This exposure happens through adults engaging with them and reading to them on a regular basis. Help support the creation of story time videos.  Stories read to children by a diverse group of adults from all walks of life.  


In Sedgwick County:

19% of adults are considered to be functionally illiterate. 

>1,000 kids are in foster care and lack a consistency in their lives.

Est. 70% of welfare recipients have low literacy levels, a clear connection between literacy and income.


In 2017, USD 259 students who received free or reduced lunches:

3rd Grade - 74% scored in the lowest two levels (42% lowest)

4th Grade - 74% scored in the lowest two levels (29% lowest)

5th Grade - 78% scored in the lowest two levels (45% lowest)

6th Grade - 83% scored in the lowest two levels (59% lowest)

7th Grade - 84% scored in the lowest two levels (55% lowest)

8th Grade - 88% scored in the lowest two levels (48% lowest)

High School - 86% scored in the lowest two levels (52% lowest)


These numbers help to demonstrate, that if our most at risk children get behind in reading at a young age, they typically do not catch up.  Please consider supporting our literacy initiatives.


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