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Saturday, August 19, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
On June 27, 2017 DFYL Volunteer, Manveer Chaihal, addressed the City Council about the need to create a Resource Fair in Downey to let parents of children who may not be reading at grade level, or who may have other developmental concerns, how to access the resources in their local community, like DFYL's Reading & Rhythm program!
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
We are thrilled to have received the Better World Books Literacy Grant for $5,000! With it we were able to provide SEA Manchester and SEA South Gate, two charter schools that serve low-income and at-risk teens in LA, four Reading & Rhythm program classes. Thirty nine students participated in the program. Students that were pre and post tested raised their scores, on average 42% and 1/3 of those students went up 4-5 grade levels. Some students went from a 2nd grade reading level to 7th grade reading level!
Hearing the words "Who wants to read," or "Akira, read this," I would shut down. Words I knew became just letters on a page up until Mr. Rob came to my school. He told me it's nothing to be scared of, and that the program was different. Its more than just reading and, at first, I sat out of the meetings, for two sessions. But I tried it ,and day after day I slowly liked it and practiced at home. Now I can read smooth, not choppy.
We are very grateful to all persons involved with helping us to secure this grant and providing this outreach, as well as those supporters who got the vote out for our Reading & Rhythm program.
Reading & Rhythm classes provide at risk youth, children with Dyslexia, ADHD, High Functioning Autism, trauma, and those struggling to read, the gift of learning how to read through rhythm using a multisensory approach. We hope to continue to make classes available at juvenile halls, detention camps, probation centers and in after school programs for the benefit of all. Many thanks to Better World Books for helping us reach more children and give them more tools to improve their literacy.
Monday, April 3, 2017
We participated in The Help Group's 7th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair on Sunday, April 2nd and connected with families that were excited to learn more about our Reading & Rhythm Program. This was also where we were able to debut our colorful, new Reading & Rhythm t-shirts!