LUMIFI for LITERACY
Digital Reading Improvement Program
The Lumifi for Literacy - Digital Reading Engagement Program (D-REP) is a 10 week intensive and incentive-based reading program that provides support for struggling and unmotivated high school students to develop basic decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills. It is a one-on-one program in which a teacher works closely with a student for 45 minutes while the student engages in reading and writing activities. This program is the result of a unique social innovation partnership between The Power to Be International, Enactus-LUMIFI, University of Toronto, and two high schools, Little London and Rhodes Hall, in Westmoreland, Jamaica.
The goal of this partnership was to bring together technology, teacher training, and high quality literacy resources to support high school students who are reading three to four levels below their grade level.