I’m proud to announce a new partnership with the Literal App in support of the Silent Servant Award given by the The Peter R. Foundation to high school students across America. Literal recognizes that our foundation… “works tirelessly to support high schools in their efforts to embed emotional/social intelligence in all their students”.
Literal recognizes our foundations’ effort to increase empathy by encouraging and rewarding student selfless community service are an effective strategy in reducing high school dropout rates.
They also recognize that reading is on the decline, and the decline has been increasing rapidly. Research shows clearly that poor reading skills are a major reason students drop out of high school. http://literalapp.com
Research reveals student brains are no longer wired for Black and White text. Teachers now face a new generation of readers who have been wired by social media to consume 150 characters and 90 second clips.
Literal uniquely and, literally… puts books in a familiar and friendly group messaging format, and takes advantage of the same brain chemistry at work in social media apps. Forgive me, but it’s literally this simple: When reading becomes more engaging, students read more.
You can read more about our Literal App partnership here…