The single strongest predictor of adult incarceration is 3rd grade literacy.  It is where kids go from "learning to read" to "reading to learn".  To help this transition we buy dictionaries for all the 3rd graders in 20+ schools each year.  We buy about 1000 dictionaries to distribute each fall.  This is our biggest and most expensive project that we've focused on every year we've been a club.  The kids really love the books and the teachers love being able to get their kids interested in reading and learning.  

These dictionaries cost us $2.50 per book.  We could really use your help on this.  You can help us by using the button below.