According to the Children’s Literacy Foundation, 67% of America’s fourth graders do not read at a proficient level. In fact, 1 child out of 4 grows up not knowing how to read and 2/3 of students who do not read at a proficient level by the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare. These are shocking statistics, but there are advocates out there trying to make a difference. One of them is Portland's own Chad Trisef. He's the co-author of the Oracle Series and travels the country giving free school presentations encouraging our youth to put down their cell phones and pick up a book.
For more information, visit Chad's website.