About this Initiative
Year Started: 
Social issue: 
Education and Youth
Initiative stage: 
Implementing and Sustaining Impact


Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America (the), Plains (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
Initiative Purpose and Goals: 

The mission of Turn the Page KC is to mobilize the community to achieve reading proficiency at grade level or above for all third graders in Kansas City, Missouri. Turn the Page KC was founded by Mayor Sly James in 2011 as an initiative to raise the reading proficiency of third graders, which at the time was only 33%. Volunteer and community organizations began to rally around this mission. In 2016, test scores showed that 3rd grade reading proficiency in Kansas City is now at 52% and appears to be on the rise.

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