participant_id 3097
event_id 15
charity_id 75

MANOJ BUDIDHA

I AM PARTICIPATING IN Generosity Brooklyn
IN SUPPORT OF Behind the Book
$1288 RAISED
$1,275 GOAL
Hi Friends,

On April 29, I'm running a 5K to raise money and awareness for Behind the Book. Behind the Book strives to inspire students to love reading by bringing accomplished authors and illustrators into classrooms. They partner with classroom teachers and work directly in NYC public schools where 75% or more of the student population lives at or below the federal poverty line.

At the conclusion of last year's programs, teachers reported the following after engaging with Behind the Book in their classrooms:

-82% of students showed increased reading engagement
-84% of students have increased motivation to read
-80% of students had a better understanding of the writing process
-82% of students now have increased motivation to read.
-81% of students improved their belief in their own skills.

As a former teacher in a low income school, I would have loved to have Behind the Book offered to my students. I've seen firsthand how excited kids get from our programs and really do believe that these programs can create a lifetime love for reading and writing.
- Manoj Budidha

About Behind the Book

Behind the Book’s mission is to inspire New York City public school students to love reading by bringing accomplished authors and their books into classrooms and creating rich, innovative literacy programs.





EVER WONDER WHERE YOUR
GENEROUS DONATIONS GO?


$50
PROVIDES BOOKS TO FOUR OF OUR STUDENTS.
$100
PURCHASES BOOKS FOR A CLASSROOM LIBRARY.
$250
SPONSORS ONE STUDENT FOR A FULL PROGRAM.