Did you know?

A child is four times more likely to not graduate high school if they are unable to read proficiently by the 4th grade.

300

Serve over 300 children.

12,000

Held over 12,000 tutoring sessions.

100

Over 100 volunteer tutors trained.

Mission

Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty – the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade.  Through an intergenerational approach, we provide both older adult volunteer tutor/mentors and children with opportunities to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.

Purpose

By pairing kindergarten through third-grade children with highly trained volunteer tutors, we significantly improve the literacy skills of children at risk of not reading fluently by fourth grade, while simultaneously providing meaningful opportunities for older adults who serve as volunteer literacy tutor/mentors in after-school youth organizations throughout Orange County.

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