Every child matters.
To INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE all youth to DREAM
beyond their circumstances
One of the goals of MFRB is to bring a fun, educational and engaging children's show to schools and other venues. It is our desire that youth experience the enjoyment of literacy as well as being encouraged to dream big.
1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read.
Students who don't read proficiently by the 3rd grade are 4 times likelier to drop out of school.
Nearly 85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, proving that there is a close relationship between illiteracy and crime. More than 60% of all inmates are functionally illiterate.
Sources: Write Express Corporation - April 16, 2014, The Annie Casey Foundation - February 25, 2015 & Blankenship, John - The Register-Herald - April 16, 2014
The Hard Truth: