Read and Rise – Teen Mothers
Weak literacy skills, shown by many urban youth, is a direct refection on their success in school, college and work. Designed to promote family literacy in the home and during daily activities, the Read and Rise program was developed to support this effort after studies reported that two-thirds of African American children read at or below grade level. Read and Rise is a unique program that mobilizes parents to take control of their child’s success and become promoters of early childhood literacy through materials like how-to-guides, magazines, and workshops.
By taking control of your child’s education, you empower them to be successful in the future and support life long learning and positive achievement in schools. The Memphis Urban League's program serves adolescent mothers and their children and assists in providing additional resources.