Children experiencing foster care face one of the largest educational inequities among any group of students in Massachusetts — and these early reading disparities can have lifelong effects. Furthermore, too often, tutoring and education support programs inadvertently exclude children experiencing foster care.
Our RISE program was featured on the Melissa & Lori Love Literacy Podcast! Listen to Episode 138: A RISE-ing Cause for Hope on Melissa & Lori’s website, on Apple Podcasts, or on Spotify.
How HopeWell Advances Education Equity For Children Experiencing Foster Care
In 2022, we launched our innovative RISE program (Readiness, Inquiry, Scholarship, Education) to meet the distinct needs of children in grades K-3 who are experiencing foster care. The program works to close opportunity gaps by providing the building blocks they need to grow strong reading and writing skills — including personalized, one-on-one literacy tutoring and caregiver support.