Letters, Sounds and Words™ Program

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


  • Overall 95% of the children made considerable, excellent or outstanding gains.


  • 3,194 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.


  • 238 schools are included in this summary.


  • There were 1,908 volunteers who gave 36,071 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.