About First Pages
First Pages is dedicated to improving the pre-literacy skills of children ages 0-5 in Durham, NC. We aim to help families overcome three common obstacles related to early literacy: access to books, knowledge about reading importance, and language differences. We are making an impact on early literacy outcomes in Durham by giving families free book bundles at easily accessible locations.
Our Guiding Principles
- Mission: To help all children under age 5 in Durham, North Carolina enter kindergarten with strong pre-literacy skills.
- Vision: A world in which all children, regardless of background, are equally prepared to become passionate and effective readers in school.
- Values: Literacy is a basic human right. Every child has the potential to be an effective reader. Early literacy skills are the key to reading proficiency.
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets regularly to support the mission of First Pages by providing strategic leadership and governance. The Board is made up of individuals whose talents and experiences range from higher education, marketing, early childhood education, fundraising, technology, and more. Together, they work to realize the mission of First Pages.