The Literacy Project benefits struggling readers

The Literacy Project (TLP), founded by Sue Grant, is a non-profit organization which provides a solid foundation of English skills to second grade students suffering from a “literacy gap,” as the organization calls it. The non-profit offers a reading program used in classrooms across Orange County, Long Beach County, Los Angeles and Coachella school districts.

TLP, through its comprehensive program of reading games and collaborative learning methods, conducts 30 one-hour sessions, five days a week, during a six-week program to groups of up to six children. To date, the program has helped more than 6,500 struggling readers.

Gathering at Anaheim Stadium, legendary Angels Baseball alumni, sponsors and community leaders shared some learning time with 100 second grade TLP program graduates and their master teachers. The kids showed their English skills and impressed everyone. The students had the opportunity to win some fun Angel prizes, and proceeds from the event benefited “bridging the literacy gap” for at-risk youth