Youth Literacy Program
We all know reading is a fundamental part of education. We also know that everyone learns differently. When our youth need attention to improve their reading/comprehension – phonics, fluency, reading and writing skills. Neighborhood House is here to help. Our Literacy Program will support, encourage and prepare each participant for academic success.
Our Literacy program offers:
- One-on-One or Small Group Reading Support
- Literacy Events (Like Bingo for Books)
- Field Trips (Like taking our youth to a play)
- End of the year celebration and award ceremony
- Free books! (Check out our student-created wish list from Red Balloon Bookshop)
About the program
Neighborhood House’s Youth Literacy Program provides literacy instruction for children in 3rd -12th grade that have been identified by St. Paul Public Schools as behind in reading. These children, particularly as they get older, often fall through the cracks of the education system.
Our three Youth Literacy instructors partner with neighborhood schools and Minnesota Reading Corps to assess and teach reading to children referred to us by other teachers, school administrators, and parents. Although some youth are behind grade reading level due to a learning disability or being a non-native English speaker, others are there due to poverty and racial disparities that can be powerful societal barriers to academic achievement. Regardless of where our youth are coming from or what level they may be at, our overall goal is to narrow the achievement gap in reading for St. Paul youth who may want this additional support.