Did you know that 88% of students who failed to earn a high school diploma were struggling readers in third grade? SaulPaul joined Education Connection at their annual fundraiser in a special performance to bring awareness to how the community can combat childhood illiteracy, one of the largest problems in the Greater Austin area. Education Connection works throughout the year to equip an army of volunteers to read to students one-on-one, while supporting educators as they help children to learn and grow. SaulPaul was honored to bring awareness and to entertain, inspire and empower attendees to Be the Change and continue their mission in making the difference in the world they live in.
About Education Connection
Education Connection’s mission is to support children’s literacy and decrease school dropout rates. To make a lasting impact within the city of Austin, Education Connection brings together churches, community organizations and schools and have volunteers read one-on-one with students for 30 minutes. Their mission is simple, straightforward, and achievable…every child reading by the end of 3rd grade.