Dedicated to achieving 100% literacy by 2035 for all California students 4 to 8 years old.
Mission x Vision
Our mission is audacious and bold: 100% literacy for all California students, 4 to 8 years old, by 2035.
We envision an equitable education for all children. We unite and catalyze California private and public stakeholders to direct resources to schools to achieve 100% literacy for all of California’s children before they reach the age of 8.
Informed by research in neuroscience and reading science, as well as by expertise in data analysis and software development, Breaking Barriers By Eight (BB•8) advises State policy makers and provides support for early screening, teacher training and integrated whole child-based approaches for all California schools and counties.
Advocacy x Policy
It’s time to defeat California’s literacy issues not only with educational solutions but also with aligned interventions including social-emotional and mental health approaches across child-serving agencies that together support the whole child in achieving positive life outcomes for themselves, and positive economic and social impact for California.