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Kid Scoop News

Kid Scoop News prepares the next generation of literate and engaged youth. We help children in grades K-6 develop literacy skills so they can become productive community members and participatory citizens. By providing eye-popping, pencil-grabbing child-focused content, we spark critical thinking skills and foster intellectual curiosity. We have reached a literacy crisis in our country and Kid Scoop News provides an effective, low-cost supplementary learning tool in the form of a colorful, learner-center 16-24 page tabloid that teachers can use to augment their classroom instruction. The newspaper contains math, language arts, environmental, science, health and fitness, history, geography, civic participation, and character development content in each monthly edition.

Approved to the Portfolio: January 2014

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Improved phonological awareness, phonemic decoding skills, reading comprehension, and fluency in word recognition and text processing
  • Improved spelling and writing skills
  • Expanded vocabulary
  • Increased independent reading
  • Children have a positive attitude toward reading, resulting in increased success in all school subjects

Long Term Outcomes

  • Children can read at grade level upon completion of third grade
  • Increased high school graduation
  • Decreased juvenile crimes

Target Population

Demographics

  • Youth (6 - 15)

Service Area

County-wide:

  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)



    Program Implementers

    The following organizations implement this program locally:

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    Program Funders

    Many thanks to the following funders for making this program possible.

    Local Funders

    • Clover Stornetta Farms
    • Cook Vineyard Management
    • Exchange Bank
    • Rose Marie Piper Foundation
    • Speedway Children's Charities

    Other Funders

    • Rotary International