ARISE2Read was developed at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Church/school partnerships exist and are growing all across the state of Tennessee! While the video below describes Memphis, many of the same statistics apply to Jackson TN.
Here's the story of how ARISE2Read/TEAMRead began in Memphis in 2012:
Three women, all public school educators, brought this program to Jackson in the year 2014. And we have been going ever since! Here's a couple videos describing what we do in Jackson/Madison County, courtesy of W. TN Healthcare Foundation and Jennifer Weems with 'What do you know West Tennessee?'
We challenge you to catch a vision for your city or town, and spark a movement of success that so many young children desperately need to experience!