100 percent of Fort Worth Third-Graders Reading on Grade Level or Above by 2025.
Why 100X25 FWTX is crucial – Third-grade literacy can determine success in all subjects for years to come, including math and science. Until third grade, children are learning to read. After that, they are reading to learn. Studies show that 75 percent of children who struggle with reading in third grade never catch up. 100x25 FWTX volunteer readers are welcome at any of our 83 elementary schools. Volunteer readers will focus on assisting students in grades K - 2 in order to prepare them for their pivotal third-grade year. Ready to start?
How 100X25 FWTX will put childhood literacy front and center – A coordinated cradle-to-career strategy will, for the first time, align the goals and the resources of Fort Worth ISD with all facets of the community and put resources where they are needed most. Partners with the District on this strategy include Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose and other leaders and volunteers from the city’s business sector, higher education, non-profit organizations, and the faith based community.
>>Click here to learn more about volunteer requirements and the application process
You can have a positive, direct impact on our students by helping them become proficient readers. The requirements are few but the benefits are many:
- Be 18 years or older
- Fill out an online application
- Indicate you are a 100x25 FWTX Reader on the application
- Indicate your organization or company
- Undergo a background check
- Complete volunteer training
- Commit to a minimum of 30 minutes a week from October to May
>>Click here to view the 100x25 flier.