Break the Cycle

May 04, 2012

Did you know that prison systems look at third grade test scores as a common factor when determining the number of beds that will be needed in 15 - 20 year projections? If a child is still behind by one reading level at the end of fourth grade, their chance of addictions, high school drop out, teen pregnancy, gang involvement and incarceration DOUBLES!!! 

AtG's Image Builders Program is a one-on-one tutoring program that is breaking the cradle to prison pipeline. The Image Builders volunteers are screened and trained before meeting with their student for the 30 minute weekly sessions and the students enrolled show an average increase of 125% in reading level compared to 47% by the rest of the class.

You can be part of the solution as a "Study Buddy" in the Image Builders Program or by supporting a volunteer. Email volunteer@atghope.org for more information about becoming a Study Buddy in the upcoming school year or click on the "Donate Now" button to help support this life-changing program.