In our digital learning games students are the boss of a virtual workplace, make big decisions, and gain critical skills along the way!
Students who used After the Storm experienced reading gains that exceeded expectations by 60%. In fact, 94% of teachers reported that students gained confidence in their reading abilities, and 78% found that students were more motivated to read outside the game.
— Laquisha: summer learning student in Tarrant City, Alabama
“My lowest level readers saw huge gains in their ability to read independently, which is amazing, but we’re also giving them opportunities to really think about how to treat other people and I think that is invaluable.”
-Jillian Coneys, English Teacher,
Thurgood Marshall Academy
We create digital learning games and curriculum set in the professional world that foster students’ literacy and leadership skills and connect school to life in an authentic workplace.
Our research-based learning approach has combined innovative learning games, data-driven tools and educator resources to personalize learning for all youth in grades 5-9.
Read to Lead is a suite of three learning games and curriculum for grades 5–9. The programs are used by afterschool and summer school programs as well as during the school day as a literacy learning supplement.
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The impact is transformational. Students—especially those struggling with literacy and engagement—increase reading achievement, find motivation in being the leader, and see—often for the first time—a real connection between learning, career aspirations and their futures.
Read to Lead is a flexible, fun, and free way to reimagine traditional literacy instruction! Our blended learning program includes:
The New York Life Foundation and Classroom, Inc. are partnering to offer a new approach to helping middle school students across the country build the literacy, life, and career skills that they need to succeed in high school and beyond.
Investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported an independent research study that found statistically significant gains in writing for students participating in our program.
With the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, we revolutionized learning beyond the classroom by creating an engaging, scalable digital curriculum that meets the needs of students and educators in afterschool and summer learning programs.
Thanks to our generous individual, foundation, and corporate supporters, this year we will reach 40,000 students nationwide, and through our partnerships with 75 schools and CBOs, provide hands-on educator support and professional development.