2021 Bridge the Gap

The Bridge the Gap fundraiser is a way of giving our community the chance to impact a program focused on unlocking the world for children who have difficulties with reading and writing.  Parents may not that they can access essential literacy services additional to what their children receive at school.  KidsQuest was created to give children the tools to achieve reading and writing goals and to provide parents the support to foster literacy development in their home.

Our KidsQuest program, located in the Stanislaus County Library, currently provides one-on-one specialized tutoring for children with dyslexia in grades 2-6.  This service and all the tools necessary for students to progress at an even faster pace are available at no cost for families.  Learn more about KidsQuest HERE

With hopes to help even more children, we have plans to launch the Reading and Spelling Academy this fall.  Classes will be focused on helping children improve their literacy skills by teaching them with a kid-friendly approach about the origin and structure of words.  Class-size will remain small so that children can get personalized instruction and interaction.

The LQ Impact Menu below lists some of the tools that KidsQuest students use in their learning sessions to progress even faster.  Your support will help purchase these tools used by the children – Children like Lily and Ailee…

  • Lily and Ailee
  • Ailee & Tutor, Domonique
  • Ailee and Lily reading

Caring for Kelly’s Granddaughters

“I want them to get all the help they need so they don’t have to struggle their whole lives.  I don’t want them to be at a disadvantage in life.  It makes me so happy to see them making strides.

– Kelly Carreon, KidsQuest Grandma

Kelly Carreon knew that her granddaughters, Lily and Ailee, already struggled so much with reading.  The support services they had been receiving for years at school weren’t helping and distance learning during COVID made it worse.  Kelly searched for tutoring specialized in learning disorders to help them catch up – Read her story to find out how it turned out.


Our board member will MATCH up to $1,000 of all monthly gifts during this fundraiser.

DOUBLE your long-term impact and become a monthly supporter TODAY!

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LQ Impact Menu

These materials are needed by the students in KidsQuest to improve the learning process.

Consider giving a gift to cover as many items as you can OR giving many gifts over the year by becoming a monthly supporter.


Learning tool includes full license, Barton System tile app, spelling games, and other apps to help KidsQuest kids practice new skills. 

$355 each , 6 needed


Google Chromebooks

Chromebooks are borrowed by ESL students to continue their education through distance and online learning.

$340 each, 10 needed

KidsQuest Tiles

“Stack n’ Go” Magnetic Board & Tiles

This tool provides a way for children to use hands-on learning to rearrange letters and understand concepts. 

$125 each, 10 needed

Decodable Adventures

The “Ed and Mel Decodable Adventure” Series

Aligned with the Barton method of reading, each chapter contains a parent/tutor read-aloud passage, a decodable student passage, and a game to play.  Set inc.: “The Black Silk Path” (Level 3), “The Hunt for R.L. Nox” (Level 4), and “The Path’s End” (Level 5). 

$60 each set, 6 needed

Barton System Manuals

Research based lessons that guide tutors and students through each level of the Barton System as students progress.

$50 each, 25 needed


The Barton Tile App

This app is used on KidsQuest iPads as the digital version of the “Stack n’ Go” Magnetic Boards & Tiles to generate the correct tiles for each child’s level and lesson which saves valuable time and storage.

$30 each, 24 needed

Spelling Success Online Games

Engaging way to review and reinforce Barton reading lessons that students can access remotely.

$25 each, 15 needed

Origins dictionary

Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origin

Kid-friendly approach for learning where words come from and traces word origins in a way that helps students understand our language.

$20 each, 10 needed


Bridge the gap for many more kids like Ailee and Lily.

Become a long-term supporter today with a small monthly gift and continue to make a BIG impact tomorrow!

Learn more about KidsQuest!

Questions about Bridge the Gap?

Rochele Roura-Foster, rrfoster@lqslc.com, 209-672-7742

Yvonne Downs, ydowns@lqslc.com, 209-222-6049

Thank You!