TROY, Ohio, 45373 United States

Mission Statement

Kids Read Now is a non-profit organization with a singular mission to eliminate learning loss for PreK-5 students.

About This Cause

Our Mission, Values and Outcomes:

We help fulfill academic dreams by transforming summer reading programs and illuminating young minds. Working in partnership with parents, school districts and youngsters by helping to raise literacy achievements among students in preschool through fifth grade.

We engage parents and keep kids learning during the summer, to keep them from falling victim to the Summer Slide where studies have shown over 30% in learning loss occurs. Every student enrolled in the Kids Read Now summer program through his/her school gets to choose 8 free books to receive over the Summer! The 2022 Wish List includes 150 bestselling titles, including several multicultural and bilingual choices as well as award-winning authors. Students receive a special My Stories book as well... full of colorful and interesting illustrations. My Stories invites children to use their imaginations to create their very own stories!

Each Kids Read Now book includes a Discovery Sheet on the inside of the front cover. These Discovery Sheets challenge students to get creative and understand how the book relates to their world. Discovery Sheets increase comprehension, critical thinking skills, and encourage creative problem-solving.

Parent Testimony:
“We love Kids Read Now! Our son started in kindergarten, now he is a second grader. He loves getting the books in the mail and reading them with me over and over. This year he learned to call and report the book code all by himself! Thank you Kids Read Now-we really love the program!” – Proud Mom Rita (Nicholas County, WV)

We value and also provide enrollment, participation, and satisfaction statistics in a real-time data portal that every parent and educator can access. In the Fall, we analyze our students’ reading scores to see if they did better than non-participants.

At the heart of every academic dream is the ability to read. At Kids Read Now, we help fulfill those dreams. With your help we can reach more rural and urban communities in America and spread the importance of reading, while preparing our future for better outcomes.

55 Marybill Dr S
TROY, Ohio 45373
United States
Phone 937.771.1053
Twitter @KidsReadNow
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