Youth Literacy

Inspiring the love of reading at an early age is a facet of Ford Driving Dreams. To further this mission, Ford Motor Company Fund has teamed up with local Ford dealers and First Book, a national nonprofit that delivers educational resources to children in need.

According to the American Educational Research Association, the ability to read by the third grade determines a child’s future. Yet, in some of the lowest-income communities across the nation, there is only one book for every 300 children.

Number of New Books Donated

Reading Statistics