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Sit Stay Read


To advance children’s literacy skills using an engaging curriculum, certified dogs, and dedicated volunteers.

In 2013 we partnered with the Department of School Psychology at Loyola University Chicago to create an evaluation tool that measured student achievement in reading fluency and comprehension. The evaluation also included components of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) and a survey measuring attitude towards reading and learning. The study found that students in SitStayRead developed fluency at a rate 47.8% greater than their non-participating peers.

To support, please mention the Sit Stay Read to your server or bartender and Farm Bar will donate 20% of your dining experience to this wonderful cause.

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