By Kevin Nix, Sr. Director of Communications
Texas is falling short on preparing our children for the future. Texas ranks 50th in the nation in percentage of adults with a high school education. On average, there is only one book for every 300 children in low-income areas.
Legacy Community Health, one of the nation’s largest community health centers based in Houston, believes pediatricians play a vital role in early childhood literacy. Presented with H-E-B, Legacy’s Little Readers offers a prescription to read by providing an age-appropriate book to our youngest patients at their well-child visits.
Throughout the upcoming legislative session, we will be championing policy that gets more books in to the hands of kids who so desperately need them. Until then, sign-up today for action alerts on any legislation and news updates on childhood literacy in Texas. Be a voice for the next generation of readers.
And swing by our booth at the Texas Book Festival!