The GO Project provides year-round educational and family support programs for New York City public school children who are performing below grade level.
During the 2020 global pandemic, we provided funding for a strategic partnership between GO and Reading Rescue, to provide weekly, 1:1 literacy instruction for K-2 students. All students’ reading levels grew at a faster rate than what was expected of them during the school year.
Building on the literacy intervention success and in light of the massive learning losses resulting from pandemic-related school closures, we helped GO continue this literacy elevation with a strategic partnership with another program – the SIPPS curriculum. SIPPS is aimed at students in grades 3-5 who are in need of foundational skill building and reading proficiency assistance. Ninety percent of the students receiving the SIPPS instruction demonstrated growth in age-appropriate phonemic awareness, phonological awareness and sign word recognition and 85% of students demonstrated growth toward reading proficiency.