About Story Mentors

Story Mentors is a digital classroom focused on early elementary school aged children who are struggling readers. The initial phase of the program targets first-grade educators, reading specialists, principals, and counselors, and features an online early literacy curriculum offering 25 weekly lessons. Each lesson is designed to utilize early reading strategies to improve learning outcomes for struggling readers with the goal of helping students achieve grade level reading. Mentor guides provide a weekly instructional component about how the session works, their role, and steps for a successful 40-minute session. Parent guides are designed to foster more connections and further learning between parent and child with activities using common household materials.

AT&T Aspire creates connections that drive innovation in education. The first-grade resources were developed with support from the AT&T Foundation. Together, we are helping students, parents, and teachers across America access free literacy tools.

About the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has been the nation's leading advocate for family literacy for nearly three decades. The Foundation was established by former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1989, inspired by her vision of fostering the opportunity for every man, woman, and child to secure a better life through literacy. Today, the Foundation is a public charity that remains committed to Mrs. Bush's vision, providing innovative programs and strategies aimed to expand access to education for all Americans.