Script to Screen

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Kids love movies, but getting them to fall in love with reading can often be a challenge.

Script to Screen

Script to Screen is a creative after-school program that helps kids fall in love with reading through their love of movies. Literacy is a key factor in predicting future economic outcomes (a kid’s economic future starts with literacy). Our young creators watch a popular film while reading the script at the same time. Black Panther, Spider-Man, and Into The Spider-Verse are crowd favorites. They collaborate with their peers to create an entire movie – from plot points to dialogue and everything in between. Literacy is a key factor in predicting future earnings, with a solid proficient reader earning $29k on average more than peers not reading at a proficient level.

In pilot data, our program boosted students’ confidence with reading. And 55% of our young creators grew a full grade level. In 2022, 51 participants created five incredible new films.

Through Script to Screen, our young creators:

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Learn

(attend classes)

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Create

(scripts and movies)

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Share

(red carpet premiere night!)

Program Impact

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increase in income per year when kids grow reading proficiency

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class hours for Script to Screen

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of our young creators grew a full grade level

Love your neighbor as yourself through joyful action.