Boon is a public charity dedicated to funding teacher training in explicit, structured, multi-sensory reading instruction methods on an annual basis.
By working with our designated grantee training organizations, Boon is funding teacher training in 25 states, from coast to coast.
Boon combines the unconditional matching grants from our major funders with gifts from average donors across the nation for greater collective impact.
There is a crisis in reading instruction in the US.
Sixty-six percent of our children do not read adequately by 4th grade. The race to read is won or lost early or not at all. The US ranks poorly in relation to other leading nations in the world.
We can't afford the Cost of Failure.
The Orton National Scholarships
Ninety-five percent of our youngest learners can advance as proficient readers, if we support teacher training in evidence-based, structured reading instruction methods.
Research shows that good reading skills can reduce crime and poverty.