This partnership links together two organizations with a common quest: to help eradicate illiteracy in the State of Delaware and provide the educational tools for success to those who need them most. Back to Basics was founded in 1985 as a tutoring service specializing in one-on-one instruction, and quickly gained a reputation for excellence and dedication to its students’ success. The firm has consistently given back to the community in a variety of initiatives and in fact, this is one of several joint efforts between Back to Basics and Success Won’t Wait.
Currently, Back to Basics services almost 200 Title I students from the Red Clay, Colonial, Christina, Brandywine, Smyrna, and Appoquinimink school districts who attend non-public schools, providing supplemental reading and math instruction. Using book donations from Success Won’t Wait’s collection, this month Back to Basics will make over 500 age-appropriate books available to these Title I students. Program teachers will distribute 3 books per student, which they can take home and keep.
This project was created in response to literacy statistics that rank access to reading materials as one of the most important predictors of a child’s future reading success. According to Sanford Newman in his book America's Child Care Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy, “The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print. Communities ranking high in achievement tests have several factors in common: an abundance of books in public libraries, easy access to books in the community at large and a large number of textbooks per student.”
Additional books will be provided to the children at regular intervals, and as new students are added to the Back to Basics’ Title I program, they will also receive age-appropriate books.
About Back to Basics Learning Dynamics
For 27 years, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics Inc. has been recognized as the undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring in Delaware for children and adults. In addition, the company offers a unique Department of Education-approved Private School for grades K-12 and a Private Business and Trade School for ages 16 and older. The company offers one-on-one instruction in over 60 subjects, including 16 foreign languages. Back to Basics is also a supplier of translating and interpreting services for schools, businesses and the government. Back to Basics is a Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics winner. Visit them at http://backtobasicslearning.com .
About Success Won’t Wait
Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information about Success Won’t Wait’s literacy projects, how to donate used books, or volunteer your time visit successwontwait.org