WREM Literacy Group, Inc.
Serving for the Future of the Child
The WREM Literacy Group, Inc. is devoted to providing a platform for all children to have equal access to opportunity in the future. This devotion encompasses the entirety of rural Texas. Currently, the organization is piloting its services within 8 rural counties: Cherokee, Ellis, Grimes, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Liberty, and Waller. On the road to embolden opportunity for the underserved Child, WREM covers many miles to ameliorate the consequences deprivation can wreak on a child's future. To facilitate this mission, the organization concentrates its focus on the preparation of the Single Mother to earn a more sustainable income. In addition, WREM provides opportunity for the CHILD to have an enlightened future through enrichment in Academics and decent Housing.
According to research, children who grow up in poverty suffer lasting consequences. Poverty affects cognitive development, academic attainment, future earnings potential, and health outcomes. Taken together, the burden on the state and nation ramifies into tremendous costs. The need for decent and affordable housing among low-income citizens is epidemic. Research shows that children coming of age in poverty live in substandard housing conditions. Poverty causes a deficiency that undermines economic competitiveness. Without appropriate preparation to combat its effects, poverty can yield a future void of self-sufficiency, independence, and prosperity. WREM will not succumb to the moral irresponsibility of ignoring the vast number of Texas children living in poverty. On the contrary, the organization is fighting poverty by "putting on the gloves" to assure children are appropriately educated and live in decent housing; to assure parents are equipped with the skills to earn a sustainable income.
Studies show that "the economic status of a child's family remained the leading indicator of health and education problems. Children from poor families were 53 percent more likely to be obese. Forty percent of children without health insurance were considered unhealthy, compared with 10 percent of those covered by private insurance. There also was a 12 percent gap in standardized test scores between poor children and those in middle- and upper-class families. The study found that Black and Hispanic children in Texas are three times more likely to live in poverty than whites and Asians. This comes as the number of Hispanic children rose 39 percent, the number of blacks by 11 percent and the number of whites dropped 7 percent." The programs of the WREM Literacy Group, Inc. work to alleviate the effects of poverty and dependence on social programs from age 3 through adulthood. Our efforts are geared toward exposing the Child to the knowledge that will bring about a bright future. In doing so, the programs assists the Single Mother in improving their economic status.