We’ve hit Chicago and now it’s time to go to the Motor City… fittingly in the Pontiac Vibe. Here, Sara and Gretchen pack the car.
There are so many people who have aided the Wireman comic series along the way. I hope to get a chance to honor them all, but on the eve of our journey, I would like to mention a few special people who are making a big difference in this project, and, by extension, in the lives of children at-risk. What do I mean when I say ‘children at-risk’? Well, there are states that base their future prison needs on the reading scores of 4th graders–some even 2nd graders! Illiteracy and incarceration are highly correlated. People who work to help kids learn to read can make a life-changing difference. So volunteer at your school, become a literacy tutor. Or, read on for what these folks did to help kids–especially older kids–learn to read.