Who We Are
10 Books A Home (10BH) is a 501(c)(3) early education nonprofit located in East Palo Alto, CA. 10BH is committed to raising student achievement in low-income school districts by ensuring:
- Each home 10BH works in establishes a culture of educational engagement during the preschool years
- Children develop skills and behaviors needed in kindergarten
- More than 50% of children entering kindergarten in the same school district are served by 10BH
Rather than reinvent the wheel, 10BH is putting into action what millions of families already do: ensure children are ready for kindergarten and remain committed to doing well in school.
10BH works in a school district where only 22% of 3rd grade students read at grade level and more than 60% of students eventually drop out of high school.
Research shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are most likely to begin kindergarten unprepared and struggle academically in later grades. In fact, a disadvantaged 3rd grader who reads below grade level is thirteen times less likely to graduate high school than a proficient reader.
Home programming that centers on the child and parent during the preschool years may be the most cost-effective and creative way to prevent children from struggling in school.