• Over 66% of children in the U.S. are not proficient readers.
  • Children not reading by third grade are 4x less likely to graduate high school. 
  • 5.8 million children are at risk of not being fully ready for kindergarten.
  • For every $1 spent on early learning there is a $8.60 return on investment.
  • Children who begin behind in their academics typically remain behind.

“A must see film for everyone who cares about education. This story gives us the tools to change our future.”
- Geralyn White Dreyfous
   Executive Producer, Impact Partners 

  • Children who are unprepared for early learning are:
  • 25% more likely to drop out of school
  • 60% more likely to skip college  
  • 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime

The situation is worse for children of color and children from low-income households. 

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