Onward Readers - Student reading a book.

Opening a World of Possibilities

Onward Readers - Student reading a book.

Opening a World of Possibilities

Onward Readers - Student reading a book.

Opening a World of Possibilities

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" – Nelson Mandela

 

Developed by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and supported by the John H. and Cynthia Lee Smet Foundation, Onward Readers is an intensive, research-based literacy initiative designed to support students, parents, teachers, and principals to ensure that all students are reading on or above grade level. This initiative utilizes a multi-component approach to reading instruction that directly addresses phonics, word study, fluency, and comprehension. Tiered levels of intervention are also built into each component to ensure that the needs of all students are met. In addition, Onward Readers supports literacy for toddlers and caregivers in the community through a weekly early literacy program.