Legacy | A Publication of Lena Pope Legacy Spring 2015 - Page 10

Give the Gift of Reading Did you know children who are not reading proficiently by 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school than those who are reading proficiently? And that poverty experiences increase this risk? Numerous studies have identified the benefits of early reading including critical thinking skills, higher levels of concentration, longer attention spans, as well as healthy social and emotional development. Chapel Hill Academy’s Ranger Readers is a schoolwide focus on reading that can change a child’s life. You can help and directly impact a child’s life this summer with the gift of a book! All you have to do is simply host your own book drive, collect books rather than gifts at your next birthday or event, or contact Marketing & Donor Relations Coordinator at dcrumbliss@lenapope.org for more ideas. CHA will Children at CHA enjoy reading along which is not only fun, b