The Wizard’s Wardrobe is built upon the three factors that research shows are critical to achieving positive youth outcomes:
The purpose of The Wizard’s Wardrobe is to be an effective resource in the community for students, parents, and teachers to collectively work to stem the tide of a school-age literacy crisis in the South End of Albany. This crisis has broad and lasting implications.
Elementary school students who struggle to read now may face many future obstacles, both in and out of the classroom. Research shows that students who lack proficient reading skills by fourth grade are at a higher risk of struggling academically and even dropping out of school. Low literacy rates are also linked to other lasting consequences affecting our communities, such as poverty and crime.
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