Who We Are
10 Books A Home is an early education home tutoring nonprofit located in East Palo Alto, CA1. 10BH’s mission is to raise student achievement in low-income schools by ensuring:
- Children develop a deep motivation to learn before entering kindergarten
- Children enter kindergarten with well-developed school-readiness skills
- Parents create educational opportunities for their children
10BH’s Child-Parent Home Tutoring Program serves children for two years, from the age of three until the year they begin kindergarten. Once in kindergarten, 10BH tracks children through high school completion.
1 Currently, 10BH serves homes within East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, CA, which both are located within the boundary of the K-8 Ravenswood School District. Within the district, 96% of students come from low-income minority homes, 70% are English Learners, 60% are below grade level, and 50-65% drop out of high school. The district has underperformed academically for more than 15 years.
Research shows that, “poverty places children at risk for delays in language development, learning, school readiness, and academic achievement.”
Low-income children are most likely to begin kindergarten unprepared, struggle in school, and fail high school (and least likely to attend college).
More and more, research is pointing to the cost-effectiveness of preparing at-risk children for kindergarten rather than helping them catch up later on.
10BH’s innovative early education home tutoring program targets school communities with the highest rates of poverty where children are most likely to struggle.