The Eyeseeme Foundation
Top Predictor of Academic Success
Books in the Home
Research tells us that the number one predictor of academic success is the number of books a child has in their home. For example, University of Nevada-Reno sociologist Mariah Evans led a research team and conducted a 20-year study that found the presence of books in the home to be the top predictor of whether a child will do well on standardized tests and attain a high level of education. This was found to be especially true for children from disadvantaged families. Unfortunately, the children that need it the most can afford it the least.
The Eyeseeme Foundation's mission is to promote literacy and a love for reading among African American households based on the latest research in children literacy
What Turns Off Black Children from reading?
A Lack of Positive Black Images
All children need to see themselves in the literature they read. Unfortunately, many of the schools and libraries do not have an adequate number of diverse books. When children only see other people in books we tell them that they are not important enough or not worthy of being in print. Year after year of this can be devastating on a child’s self-esteem and desire to engage in school, literacy abilities, and academic progress. As a result, many become turned off by the school that ignores their culture.
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