We equip elementary classrooms with unlimited take-home books, a cool technology for students to check their books in and out every day, and real-time communication with students' parents.
All so that Omaha's teachers can focus on...you know...teaching.
The problem we are working to solve is that in-home reading for children is not consistently happening in every home across Omaha. This is a problem because in-home reading is extremely valuable for elementary-aged students.
This is also a huge source of inequity for our students and makes teaching really tough. Some students already have "infinite" books at home; others only have the opportunity to read at school.
We’re on a Mission to change that. And we’re on a Mission to do so without adding anything to our teachers’ already full plates. Here’s how...
Our Mission is to support elementary school teachers in the Omaha area to ensure that every child is reading a book on their reading level, by themselves, every night, for fun. Over the last three years we’ve attempted to accomplish this Mission with 25, 75, and now with 300 families. And we’ve become convinced that it’s possible for Omaha as an entire city to accomplish our Mission of in-home reading, for every child, every night. But we’ve also learned that schools need a few critical levers of support...
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