No single strategy offers a greater return on investment than providing early learners with the tools they need to read proficiently by third grade. Actions taken by parents, teachers, policymakers, and others can affect life outcomes for children and the surrounding community.


The achievement gap begins before children ever enter the classroom. Each summer, the gap widens. The “summer slide” is well-documented, cumulative, and most damaging to children from low-income families. At Footsteps2Brilliance, we enable communities to increase kindergarten readiness and avoid the summer slide.