Pages For Progress

Yesterday, my dad told me about an organization that gives $1 to world literacy and education programs. They do this for each page that you read. I learned, that, sadly 775 million adults can’t even read a sentence. Pages For Progress’ goal is to have a total of 20,015 pages read by 2015. That’s a lot, so I need your help.

Why This Matters To Me:

Without reading, I’m not sure how I’d even survive. Reading is a world of imagination, a place to escape to. I LOVE reading! So, it matters to me that people can’t read, because reading is a gift. And, I love helping people, which, hopefully, you do too.

How YOU can help:

If you can read, you can help. Read, read, read.

Count the amount of pages you read, go onto #Pages For Progress’ website and log in, & you’ve helped already. Just think — if you read 15 pages, you’ve given $15 toward helping adults and children alike to read. The website to put in the number of pages you’ve read is: Create an account, tell them your page count, and  you’ve helped.

Some Facts about #Pages For Progress I Learned: 

  • As of 2012, 31 million primary-school pupils worldwide dropped out of school. An additional 32 million repeated a grade.
  • Globally, 123 million youth (aged 15 to 24) lack basic reading and writing skills – 61% of them are young women.
  • In the U.S., children who can’t read at grade level by the 4th grade are 400% more likely to drop out of high school.
  • The end date of this competition is International Literacy Day.

Remember, you can change the number of people that can’t read by reading yourself. Thank you for your interest!



6 thoughts on “Pages For Progress

  1. Erik Segalini says:

    Hey sweetheart! They bumped up their goal for pages read to 2 million, now that you and Miss Emilie logged in. Better update your post with the their NEW goal! (and keep reading…it makes your writing even better!!) Daddy likes reading your blog, and I like telling people about it. You have more followers than me!


  2. Emilie says:

    This is super cool, Allison! I just finished a book (352 pages) and entered it in the website. And I saw they’ve gotten to over 768,000 pages already!! Thanks for telling us about this opportunity. 🙂


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