We're not just teaching children to read. We're building a foundation for a brighter future.
Our Origin Story
Sharpen's journey began in 2019 when a group of passionate parents, educators, and researchers came together with a common goal: to give families new ways to identify reading challenges earlier than ever before and provide them with more equitable and affordable access to learning solutions. At the heart of our mission is our belief that all children deserve the opportunity to learn to read and that the predominant wait-to-fail model in the U.S. could be turned on its head. Research shows that the vast majority of kids can learn to read if given great instruction aligned with the Science of Reading early. We set about building a digital education platform that empowers parents to provide support at every stage of their child’s literacy journey.