Minnesota-Based Nonprofit Attends Prestigious Apple Entrepreneur Camp 

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Minnesota-Based Nonprofit Attends Prestigious Apple Entrepreneur Camp 

Woman-led Literacy Matters Foundation grateful for support in its mission to close the literacy gap

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) September 16, 2019--  Literacy Matters Foundation is among a select group of companies across the country chosen to attend Apple’s Entrepreneur Camp this summer. Apple describes the camp as “an initiative designed to create new opportunities for app-driven businesses owned or led by women through an intensive technology lab, specialized support, and ongoing monitoring.” 

As part of Apple’s Entrepreneur Camp, Literacy Matters Foundation developers attended a two-week immersive program at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California, where they received one-on-one coding, design, and marketing support to take their Mighty Doodle™ Learning Program to the next level. 

“I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to learn from the most innovative and creative thinkers,” says Literacy Matters Foundation CEO and founder, Deb Mallin. “Apple’s ecosystem is changing the world and has inspired me to continue Literacy Matters Foundation’s mission to close the literacy gap.” 

Developed in 2017, Literacy Matters Foundation’s Mighty Doodle™ meets the needs of children with learning differences and lifts up those who are at a socioeconomic disadvantage. Students who’ve taken part in the program made significant gains, showing two to four times greater progress on national standardized tests.

“We are changing trajectories for Minnesota students through our mission, method, and proven efficacy with the Mighty Doodle™ app technology,” says Mallin. “We are making possible what others deemed impossible: leveraging evidence-based curriculum delivered by leading-edge technology.”

About Literacy Matters Foundation:Literacy Matters Foundation is a Minnesota-based nonprofit in the Education Technology sector with a vision to close Minnesota’s literacy gap. Based on the evidence-based Orton-Gilligham approach, their Mighty Doodle™ learning program uses leading-edge technology to provide engaging, child-friendly literacy instruction in a gamified lesson format delivered on an iPad. The majority of students made significant gains during the school year, with many demonstrating two to four times greater progress on national standardized tests. If you would like more information on how you can join the movement to close the literacy gap, please visit literacymatters.org or contact us at (502) 966-7323 or info1@literacymatters.org