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Values to Action Receives $250,000 Promise Grant from National Nonprofit Accelerate to Make High-Impact Tutoring Sustainable and Cost-Effective

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Values to Action to Provide a Fun and Effective Kindergarten Reading Program to Struggling Readers

EUGENE, Ore. - s4story -- Values to Action today announced it will receive a $250,000 Promise Grant from Accelerate, a national nonprofit working to make high-impact tutoring a standard feature of the American school day. Values to Action will use this grant to support schools by providing a fun and effective kindergarten reading program to struggling readers in the 2023-2024 school year.

"We are excited about the possibility of helping schools around the country ensure that every child learns to read," said Values to Action Founder & President Tony Biglan. "We are especially hopeful that we can provide our program to children who are at risk for significant reading deficiencies."

Every Child Reads, Values to Action's tutoring program, uses the Funnix system to provide supplemental direct instruction along with positive motivational strategies to foster an environment that nurtures young readers. The program helps give children a strong foundation in reading early on in an effort to prevent disparities and help students succeed in school and beyond.

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Values to Action will provide a limited number of schools:
  • The Funnix program at no cost to the school
  • Training and coaching of tutors
  • Careful assessment of children's reading skill
  • $3,000 to support the school's participation
"The evidence behind tutoring as an intervention is strong and the field is making tremendous progress, but we still need more providers with a proven track record that can also scale," said Accelerate CEO Kevin Huffman. "Before the federal pandemic relief dollars dry up, we have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to identify these providers and ensure they are able to deliver cost-effective programs and present evidence that they get results for kids."

Values to Action was selected for a Call to Effective Action grant because of its commitment to developing and scaling a research-backed tutoring model that improves outcomes for all students, especially those in historically underserved communities.


About Values to Action

Values to Action is a nonprofit organization seeking to create a more nurturing world. Values to Action targets the world's most common and costly problems, providing positive and preventive direction for communities to ensure everyone's wellbeing.

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About Accelerate

Accelerate is a nonprofit organization, incubated and launched by the national nonprofit America Achieves, that seeks to embed high-impact tutoring programs into public schools now and for the long term. Launched in April 2022 with an initial fund of $65 million, Accelerate funds and supports innovation in schools, launches high-quality research, and advances a federal and state policy agenda to support this work.

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