cozy reading club program

after school program

J3's Cozy Reading Club is a free after-school literacy program for 4th and 5th grade scholars who are reading below grade level. Our program is based on the pillars of culturally relevant books, evidence-based programming, and school & community partnerships. J3's Cozy Reading Club differs from other reading programs in its holistic approach to nurturing and teaching students. Our program aims to equip students with the reading skills, habits, confidence, and book access they need to succeed. In addition, we incorporate mindfulness practices and explicit teaching of the five social emotional learning competencies during each session. Students meet twice a week to practice mindfulness, work on their literacy skills, enjoy quiet reading time, and so much more! 

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Schedule

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partner schools

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Student Demographics

4 school

districts

14 

schools

43

teachers

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students

20%

Black

70%

Hispanic

82%

Low

Income

education

Student's in J3's Cozy Reading Club program are...

  • instructed by highly qualified teachers and instructional aides from their school.

  • taught critical reading competencies through J3's evidence-based, culturally-relevant curriculum targeting multisyllabic word attack skills.

  • given access to J3's carefully curated library of nearly 2,000 unique titles.

  • gifted new books at the end of each session to grow their libraries at home!

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Curriculum Resources

mindfulness

All programming staff is trained in the MindUP curriculum when they start with J3 Foundation. This evidence-based program is grounded in neuroscience, mindful awareness, positive psychology, and social-emotional learning. 

95% Literacy
curriculum

Teachers and Site Coordinators are provided with extensive training in 95% Group's literacy curriculum. This phonics program teaches student's the foundational word attack skills needed to help them reach their goal of reading at grade level. 

restorative
practices

During orientation, all programming staff members are trained in restorative practices. They learn what it means and how to implement it during Cozy Reading Club. J3 Teachers,

Site Coordinators, and Instructional Aides use this knowledge as the foundational basis for every session.

testimonials

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Parent

"He actually enjoys reading [now]. The first time he read in the car I almost cried of happiness. The first time he begged for five more minutes to read, I actually did cry."

Student

"I like reading now! I used to not like it, but because of this program I love reading now. It's fun for me!"

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Teacher

“You’ll see a kid who is technically a struggling reader grab, like, seven books and say, ‘can I take these home?’, and they have this twinkle in their eye and they’re so into it and so excited.”

Colorful Book Spines

"Reading is the gateway for children that makes all other learning possible."

- Barack Obama