An After School Literacy Program
sponsored by the First Baptist Church, Mountlake Terrace, Washington
|About the Program:|
The Identified Need:
This is a critical time for our children and schools, especially with limited resources and increased requirements for school improvement.
As hard as our schools and teachers work, we still have too many children who are not achieving in school.
The vast majority of these students are reading below grade level.
According to school district data, most of the students who are struggling to achieve are from low-income families or English is their second language.
In discussions with school principals, it became apparent that there was a tremendous need for reading support for many of our elementary children.
The Wings To Reading program was developed to provide that support for disadvantaged struggling students who attend elementary school in the city of Mountlake Terrace.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE – [For a List of last season's contributors, click here.]
Anyone wishing to donate to this very worthy program is welcome to contact the program leadership through
or by phone:
or through regular mail to:
Wings To Reading
22800 - 56th Ave. W.
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
To raise literacy scores on school based testing, for primary-grade students from selected public schools in Mountlake Terrace.
To assist children who would otherwise not have the resources to obtain tutoring in reading.
To assist children in poverty.
To assist children who are English Language Learners.
To provide two days a week of 3-4 hours each day of after school programming.
To provide a substantial nutritious snack.
To obtain enough computers/lap tops for children to use for their homework and school projects.
To provide tools to complete homework assignments.
Wings To Reading provides high quality, personalized reading support, instruction, and enrichment as well as offering students one-on-one relationships with caring adults in an extended learning day.
An extended learning day provides opportunities for meaningful experiences and helps prevent unhealthy behaviors after school.
The support offered within the framework of the Wings To Reading program will have a remarkable impact on the self-esteem and academic success of the students.
Too often only those children whose families can afford extended day programs get the help they need.
Wings To Reading closes this gap!
We believe that strong relationships between schools, families, church groups and the community at large are necessary if schools that serve low-income children are to help young people graduate ready to succeed in life.
The First Baptist Church of Mountlake Terrace is building just that type of strong relationship with the schools in our community.