1 in 4 children grow up not knowing how to read. Recent statistics show that 2/3 of students that are unable to read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade also suffer a 78% chance of not catching up and will end up in jail or welfare. Children who are at the lowest reading levels are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out.
The goal of V&E Foundation is to provide books to children to promote literacy. By fundraising and donations by private citizens and corporations, books will be donated or purchased from authors and publishers at a discounted price. All books will be family friendly and age appropriate. The books will be donated to schools, libraries and reputable organizations that work with underprivileged children. The foundation will also arrange author visits for purposes of discussion and education to inspire children to read more.