Inspiring Kids to Tackle Tomorrow by Learning to Read Today
OUR IMPACT AND REACH
Focused on underserved communities, we provide necessary tools to change today for a successful tomorrow. Tackle Tomorrow is now partnered with 8 schools that include Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center, H.I. Holland Elementary, Whitney M. Young JR Elementary, William A. Blair Elementary, H.I. Frederick Douglas Elementary, Otto M. Fridia Elementary, Rufus C. Burleson Elementary, and J.N. Ervin Elementary.
in Dallas ISD
Each Holiday Season
In addition to the software, Tackle Tomorrow provides the technology needed to power the software, including laptops, desktop computers, tablets and headphones.
Tackle Tomorrow is proud to provide the national award-winning software, Istation, to schools in the Dallas Independent School District. Powered by the science of reading, Istation’s engaging assessments and instruction cover the National Reading Panel’s foundational essentials, including:
- Listening Comprehension
- Letter Knowledge
- Phonological/Phonemic Awareness
- Alphabetic Decoding
- Self-Selected Reading
- Word Analysis
- Reading Fluency
- Alphabet and Alphabetic Principle
- Written Response to Reading Selections
- Oral Reading Fluency
Each semester, Tackle Tomorrow partners with LBJ/TEXpress to facilitate a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) bridge building competition at a local elementary school in an under-resourced community. Our employees – engineers, designers, accountants, marketing folks, C-suite executives – spend a day working one-on-one with students, teaching them about engineering principles, and helping them to build bridges out of popsicle sticks and wood glue. It’s a wonderful opportunity for relationship-building, mentoring, and broadening students’ horizons about careers they might consider.
to The Star
Every year, 200 students are taken on a once in a life time field trip up to The Star to watch the Dallas Cowboys practice. They are able to play catch with the current players, meet and greet the coaching staff, play on the indoor field, and collect autographs. The children in DISD work so hard throughout the year and giving them this time of pure fun is what it is all about! After practice they are treated to a yummy catered lunch!
With our Holiday Food Drives, we ensure that families in communities of the schools we serve have access to food and supplies for healthy holiday celebrations. Each year Tackle Tomorrow partners with a local grocery store to host a food drive at one of our partner schools to provide meals to faculty, staff and students during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For more information or ways to support our annual food drive by making a purchase or donations, please visit our Tackle Tomorrow Store
Mental Health Workshop
With a donation of $75,000 from Dak Prescott’s Foundation Faith Fight Finish and partnership with Dr. Brooks, clinical sports psychologist, Tackle Tomorrow is spearheading a mental health workshop for teachers dealing with underserved communities and kids with trauma at home that aims to equip educators with the necessary tools and strategies to support students’ emotional well-being in the classroom. The workshop will be hosted once every other month and focuses on understanding the impact of trauma on learning, identifying signs of distress in students, and fostering a safe and inclusive environment. It also covers techniques for self-care and building resilience, enabling teachers to create a nurturing educational experience that promotes academic and emotional growth for all students.