Ja’ von Jones
For Immediate Release
New York, NY – December 7, 2015 – Classroom, Inc. and First Book, two national award-winning nonprofit organizations, have launched a partnership to provide Title I schools access to Classroom, Inc.’s Read to Lead literacy game series. Schools serving students from low-income communities can now provide digital learning games to their middle school students, enabling students to take charge of their learning and helping educators to empower their students.
Classroom, Inc. is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that develops literacy and leadership skills for middle school students in high-poverty communities through digital learning games, curriculum, and support for educators. In the games, students play the role of boss in different careers, as they face reading and writing challenges, solve problems, and think critically.
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides access to brand-new books and educational resources for children in need. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 135 million books to kids from low-income families. “Kids need resources of all kinds to help them learn. We’re thrilled to partner with Classroom Inc. to make their cutting-edge interactive literacy learning games available to the children we serve,” said Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO of First Book. “Offering these resources to our network of educators and program leaders supports the outstanding efforts they’re making every day to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in school, the workplace and in life.”
“We are engaging middle school students to discover the power of literacy and connect their learning with the professional world,” said Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc. “We are thrilled to be partners with a pioneer who shares our mission of giving all students the opportunity to ‘be the boss’ of their learning.”