"Helping Kids Rise

is focused on creating a better world for

children, parents, and

our community."

— Helping Kids Rise


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"

Nelson Mandela

Our mission is to improve the lives of children and the moms (and dads) who love them by supporting education and literacy programs, uplifting families, and promoting social justice. 

We travel to school events, community family events, and festivals to share the importance of literacy along with diverse children's book ideas for readers. Do you have a book you'd like us to include in our traveling bookshelf?  Email us at helpingkidsrise@gmail.com. 

Books in the home are the single biggest indicator of academic success — surpassing income, parents’ education, family composition, and all other factors. 

The most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. That's a big job!

Our community is here to help make that job a little easier by sharing success stories, helpful books, and proven resources.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." It's important that we teach and practice good citizenship.  Engaged citizens stay abreast of what's happening in their community and the world as a whole.  Community service is a big part of engaged citizenship as we are all responsible for giving back to our communities.

American History is a huge term. It can sound overwhelming and difficult to relate to at first glance.  However, we are all an integral part of American History. It's being created everyday. 

It's important for children to connect to their family's and community's history.

To understand where you're headed you must know where you come from.

 Tap the picture above to discover great children's books to add to your library.

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Many children know little (if anything) about 9/11. As they watch 9/11 ceremonies and hear stories, they may have questions. These books can help introduce, explain, and facilitate conversations about the tragic events of that day.

Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th. One way we're celebrating is with books! (of course). We've rounded up a few of our faves here. At the end of the post, you can find a link to our online bookstore with even more great books celebrating Hispanic He...

Award winning author Derrick Barnes is back with another beautiful book featuring a little Black boy with a regal theme. His most recent book, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, has been embraced by children everywhere and The King of Kindergarten will be no different.

During summer break, students lose some of what they've learned during the school year. It's called the #SummerSlide. An easy way to prevent summer slide is to make learning a regular part of your summer plans.

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and h...