Mission

“To Succeed, You Must Read”

Share the Magic Foundation’s mission is to unlock the potential of young lives through literacy. By introducing book ownership to students in households where reading is not a priority and inspiring below grade-level readings through innovative and inclusive literacy programming, students at risk of academic failure are empowered to read to a better future.

Vision

Share the Magic Foundation’s vision is to transform the lives of children. Children with the lowest reading scores account for 65% of all children who do not graduate from high school. The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print and provide each student with innovative and inclusive literacy programming that is virtually accessible. Because 61% of low-income families have no age-appropriate books in their homes, creating a steady stream of age-appropriate books has been shown to triple interest in reading within months. Children growing up in homes with at least 20 books get 3 years more schooling than children from homes without books; therefore, by introducing book ownership to under resourced students and improving literacy among students with below grade-level reading skills through innovative and inclusive literacy programming, students are empowered to read to a brighter future.