Welcome to Kindle for At Risk Kids

 

Kindle for At Risk Kids is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Fort Lauderdale which provides and promotes the use of e-readers to at-risk children in the delinquency and dependency court systems. We work to help make widely available the vital benefits of reading and literacy for these at-risk youth.

E-readers are rapidly and increasingly changing the way the world reads and encouraging research is being reported. A comprehensive 2014 study conducted by the National Literacy Trust entitled 'The Impact of ebooks on the Reading Motivation and Reading Skills of Children and Young People' reports remarkable improvement in reading ability by youth who use e-readers, and that use of e-readers nearly doubled their perception that reading was "cool". This presents a promising opportunity for delinquency and dependency courts to meaningfully encourage youth reading and to promote their increased literacy. With average annual incarceration costs greater than $30,000 per person, the cost-benefit of proactively providing e-readers to at-risk youth is plain. 

The benefits of reading by youth are multi-dimensional: neurological, educational, psychological, social, and linguistic. Important developmental stages are present at ages 6-10, the "learning to read" stage; thereafter at ages 11-13 (and beyond), the "reading to learn" stage. Boosting the prospects for at-risk children during these consequential developmental years, cost-efficient e-readers can provide meaningful opportunity for their personal and intellectual growth.

Kindle for At Risk Kids e-readers have a preloaded library composed of 25 e-books which have been selected as edifying and quality works in the public domain and which can be expanded or modified, as follows:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, by Benjamin Franklin
The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln, by Helen Nicolay
Call of the Wild, by Jack London
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift
The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
Narratives of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
The Rough Riders, by Theodore Roosevelt
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
South, The Story of Shackleton's 1914-17 Expedition, by Ernest Shackleton
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting
Titanic, by Filson Young
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Typhoon, by Joseph Conrad
Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington
White Fang, by Jack London
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum

 

The Kindle for At Risk Kids program is here to help you establish an innovative and affordable at-risk youth reading program for your at-risk youth. We run a tight ship and operate without pay - yet the rewards are great. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiry or for assistance in establishing your at-risk youth reading program.

 

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"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him." ~ Maya Angelo