Letters, Sounds and Words™ Program

Please note that this reporting period took place during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the detailed results here for an explanation of the impact on the pandemic on our program.


  • Overall 94% of the children made considerable, excellent or outstanding gains.


  • 1,377 children were enrolled in the fall and spring rounds. The program is designed as a 10-week program. Data for children who completed 8 or more weeks of the program is included.


  • 148 schools are included in this summary.


  • There were 858 volunteers who gave 18,017 hours of their time helping young children learn to read.

To read stories, and watch video testimonials from this year’s program, we invite you to visit our “Impact” tab.