National Literacy Program Unveiled at Toyota
The program is meant to help Hispanic and other immigrant families nationwide and will take place at the West Lincoln Elementary, Elliot Elementary and Everett Elementary.
“We are grateful to Toyota for this significant grant, essential to the continued success of family literacy in Lincoln Public Schools,” said Dr. Susan Gourley, superintendent, Lincoln Public Schools. “Family literacy strengthens that critical connection between school and home, especially in the crucial early grades when parental involvement is so important to a student’s success in school.”
“This grant will help empower our parents with the skills necessary to help their children with homework and other school activities. We also thank and commend the work of the National Center for Family Literacy for helping to create these opportunities,” she added.
Results from the TFLP programs already implemented include:
- Adults have made significant literacy gains with 54 percent improving literacy scores by at least one level. This has contributed to an improved understanding of basic oral and written instructions in English, reading a note from a teacher, setting up a doctor’s appointment and displaying basic computer literacy skills (word processing and sending e-mail);
- Children in the program exceeded peers in such areas as academic performance, motivation to learn, attendance, classroom behavior and involvement in classroom activities;
- 92 percent of parents state they are better able to help their child with homework; and
- 91 percent of parents state their child’s grades have improved.