Impact on Kids

We help turn struggling young readers into confident readers excited about books and learning. And our results are impressive. Most children achieve a year of growth with the help of JCL-trained tutors. Often they advance more than one grade level, and in some cases, two or three. JCL students also make significant progress based on six key indicators:


  • Improvement in comprehension

  • Growth in language skills

  • Greater motivation to read in class

  • Reading aloud with more confidence and expression

  • Greater participation in class discussion and activities

  • More positive attitude toward school



Impact on Parents

It takes a partnership between home and school to help a child learn to read. But many parents don’t know where to start. They are not readers themselves, or they don’t speak English, or they think they don’t have the time or skills.


This is where JCL helps. We conduct workshops showing parents how to engage their children in the reading process and make stories lively and stimulating. We also give them high-quality children’s books and other reading materials so they can read together at home, helping parents put their kids on the road to reading success and a lifelong love of books and learning.