• Carly Peeters

Read for the Record a Success!

Each year, Jumpstart holds a national campaign called Read for the Record. This year marked the 12th anniversary of Read for the Record with the book Quackers.

Literally Literacy successfully raised funds to purchase books which I sent to preschools in Honolulu, Pearl City, Appleton, New York, Hemet, Bakersfield, Arroyo Grande, and Santa Maria. Volunteers distributed the books and joined Jumpstart to Read for the Record on October 19, 2017.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings together millions of people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child, so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Jumpstart is a non-profit organization whose mission is to give children in low-income communities learning opportunities before they enter kindergarten. Every year Jumpstart holds a Read for the Record® day when over 2 million people read the same book on the same day and highlights the connections made when adults and kids read together. This year the official book was Quackers and and Literally Literacy was be able to purchase 200 books donated to a number of communities.

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