RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
Our J3 approach is grounded in rigorous, evidence-based research and informed by a cycle of continuous evaluation. Our development team includes nationally recognized experts who are educational practitioners, nationally recognized researchers, and experts in the fields of psychology and social work. Our advisory board and thought partner groups include educational practitioners and researchers, parents, authors, entrepreneurs, and professionals in several fields.
Our J3 after-school reading program for students in grades 4-5 provides the skills, habits, confidence, and books kids need to succeed.
Our evidence-based curriculum and highly-qualified teachers provide young scholars with the opportunity to practice word-attack skills, increase their vocabulary, and build their reading fluency. At J3, we teach young scholars how to use their voices, to speak up, to read out loud and to be public scholars in community spaces.
CULTURALLY RELEVANT BOOKS
J3 is on a mission to create lifelong readers, and that starts with access to irresistible books from our culturally relevant collections.
Our J3 classroom libraries and home collections have been carefully chosen and include high-interest, culturally relevant, fiction and non-fiction titles to encourage wide reading. In close partnership with local donors, we provide free and low-cost books so young scholars can choose books to grow their own collections.
SCHOOL & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
J3 partners with schools and their teachers who play an active role in giving our young scholars new reasons and opportunities for reading all day long.
Our school partners help young scholars apply their growing skills and newfound confidence with multiple opportunities for co-reading and partner reading with classmates, home reading activities, and community reading events. These essential partnerships help J3 scholars learn how to share their confidence and new habits with siblings, parents, and friends in the community.
Literacy Empowerment After-School Partnership
J3 LEAP is an after-school reading program for students in grades 4 and 5 that provides the skills, habits, confidence, and books kids need to succeed. In close partnership with high need schools serving students of color, J3 LEAP provides safe, engaging, culturally-relevant programming that is staffed by highly-qualified teachers and instructional aides. J3 LEAP aligns with instruction in the school day to promote rapid growth in reading for success in school and beyond.
For more information, contact our Program Director Stacee Longo at: