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Kid Scoop News addresses one of the most prevalent reasons children fall behind in school: the absence of reading materials that motivate kids by relating to them in their cultures and experiences Family Resource Group Foundation has become an official partner of KID SCOOP NEWS and is fiscally sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation while it begins the process of obtaining 501c3 status.

Readership

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of America’s Fourth Graders read at or below proficient level

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of those children are from low income families

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of children with the lowest level of literacy proficiency live in poverty

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Among those who have strong literacy skills only four percent live in poverty

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KID SCOOP NEWS can provide children with the equivalent of a book a month for less than $20 per year per child

WHY KID SCOOP NEWS?

Kid Scoop News is committed to a vision of ensuring that every child has access to the tools and materials they need to read, write, and participate productively in their community. 

Finding ways to enhance and improve literacy for younger audiences and readers is always top of mind for Family Resource Group Foundation. We have learned that an investment in literacy now is the most powerful way to ensure the best possible future for our kids and our world. 

WHO BENEFITS?

Currently, Kid Scoop News  reaches 15,000 first through fifth-grade students each month in public schools in Baton Rouge. 

Kid Scoop News Louisiana allows children to tap into their natural cursory and expand their minds while fueling their sense of wonder. 

HOW IS IT FUNDED?

Kid Scoop News is funded entirely by donors, grants, and sponsorships. There is no cost to schools. 

Family Resource Group Foundation quickly recognized the need to add value to learning during school hours by giving children high-interest, educationally-sound reading material to extend learning at home.

Family Resource Group Foundation is fiscally sponsored by The Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

Many children
lack access to reading materials

Academically, children who are not reading on grade level by the end of Third Grade struggle in every class, year after year, because over 85% of the curriculum is taught by reading

Engaging content that relates to local culture and experiences

KID SCOOP NEWS addresses one of the most prevalent reasons children fall behind in school: the absence of reading materials that motivate kids by relating to them in their cultures and experiences.

When children can read,
they are more likely
to succeed

Literacy is widely understood as a key indicator for many things good and bad in our society: quality of healthcare, social mobility, interest in civics and democracy, options for employment over a lifetime, the cost of our criminal justice system, and the overall well-being and potential of our society.

What People Are Saying

“You all had such a great desire and vision to be a part of Louisiana’s Reading Revival and you all pressed on it until it happened in more ways than one. I am so proud of your work.”

-Quentina Timoll, Ed.D, Chief of Staff at Louisiana Department of Education