Arguably no skill is more important during one’s life, and to the cognitive growth and development of a young child, than learning to read. Reading In Motion is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to teaching Kindergarten and First Grade students reading skills that are fundamental to their prospects for a successful life. .
Reading In Motion was founded in Chicago in 1983 to provide an arts-based education to children in Chicago Public Schools. Key component of RIM’s success are coaches for classroom-teachers and music and dance that inspire students. Program coaches collaborate with teachers and school administrators to provide the learning tools children need to raise their reading levels, with results that are both consistent and quantifiable – results that change lives!
RIM’s goal is to give children foundational reading skills at a very early age and provide additional guidance to individuals whose environment or other circumstances put them in greater need of support. Studies show that reading (or being read to) helps children acquire language literacy skills more quickly. As they gain a better understanding of the use and meaning of language, children also build better learning and social skills.
After 35 impactful years in Chicago, Reading In Motion is now expanding into schools in other states. By donating to RIM, you are starting children on a path of lifetime learning, providing them with a solid foundation for success in school and in life.
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