10 Books A Home (10BH) has released the results of 2015-16 school report cards that highlight children’s above grade level academic achievement up to three years after graduating from the 10BH home tutoring program.
These results are for a young and still developing East Palo Alto, CA based nonprofit organization that serves communities with the highest concentration of poverty rates and academic struggle nationally. “Learners” – the children who participate in 10BH’s Child-Parent Home Tutoring Program for two years from age three until they enter kindergarten are encouraged to pursue their love of learning in order to cultivate myriad skills and knowledge needed for kindergarten and beyond.
“What we’re looking to show with this report is not that 10BH has changed the world,” said 10BH Founder & CEO, Paul Thiebaut III, “but that we have developed an innovative program model with massive potential. Anyone interested in closing the achievement gap and breaking the poverty cycle for our most disadvantaged children should get to know more about what 10BH is doing."
10BH collects report cards well after children graduate from the program and analyze the results from grades K-12. The nonprofit collected and examined 2015-16 end of year school report cards for 80% of its three of four cohorts. Results highlight the following areas of impact:
- Each 10BH cohort finished the 2015-16 school year above grade level
- Combined, the three cohorts performed at or above grade level in 11 of 12 subject areas that include reading, writing, English, math, social studies and more
- 90% of former 10BH Learners are “English Learners”
The impact 10BH has on its Learners was emphasized by one former Learner’s 1st grade teacher, who commented:
“Jose has become a peer leader for other scholars in our class who have difficulty with their work. He demonstrates grit by continuing to work even when it is challenging.”
The results issued by 10BH highlight that the type of tutoring volunteers provide to their Learners is unique and having a long-lasting effect. The 10BH model is designed not to help struggling students become average, but to encourage children to become advanced in the things they love learning about by applying 10BH’s Learner Centric Approach.
10BH's existence hinges on its Why Statement: "Inspire children to love learning. Inspire families to support their children’s love of learning. Inspire communities to use learning to close the achievement gap and overcome poverty." 10BH has innovated the first home visiting program model in the U.S. to target the preschool child with learner centric tutoring and educational resources while including the parent and family. 10BH’s approach helps preschoolers develop the foundational skills, learning motivation, and parent-child relationship needed to begin kindergarten positioned to thrive academically.