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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: To eliminate the summer reading slide

Results: "...our results indicate that the impact of KRN can more than eradicate the entire 2 months of summer learning loss experienced by low-income students." - Geoffrey D. Borman, Ph.D. https://kidsreadnow.org/2019/09/10/research-supplemental-reading-program-can-eliminate-the-summer-slide/

Target demographics: K-3 students

Direct beneficiaries per year: 49,298

Geographic areas served: Elementary schools across the country

Programs: Kids Read Now partners with school districts across the country to implement a summer reading program proven to eliminate the summer reading slide! Students choose books from our Wishlist of over 120 titles and receive up to 9 books over the summer. Parents receive weekly reminder messages and inspirational tips to keep them engaged.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This past summer was our first opportunity to pilot Kids Read Now in five of the high-needs schools in our district. Many of these schools are in rural areas where access to books is an obstacle to summer reading. Receiving high-quality books in the mail encouraged more shared and independent reading during the summer months, especially due to the fact that the books were chosen by students and their teachers at the end of the school year. Our participation in Kids Read Now was a win-win for everyone involved.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a parent, I love watching my children race to the mailbox over the summer to see which new books they've received. Once the book was in their hands they wanted to read it right away like it was a new treasure, which was starkly different than the books that were more like torture devices they received during the school year. Kids Read Now made reading FUN over the summer.
However, as a Title One reading teacher, I can not express enough how much I LOVE this program! Over the past several years that we have used the program, I have noticed that our students have not had as much of a decline in their reading levels over the summer as they had before Kids Read Now. In fact, the students usually maintain the reading level from the end of the previous school year or move up one or more reading levels. By providing students with access to books on their level over the summer through the mail, a lot of our students are no longer returning to school with steep declines which take months of instructional time to regain. THANK YOU KIDS READ NOW!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I appreciated that Kids Read Now helped me get quality books at their level into the hands of my students! It's important that kids are reading over the summer and this is a great way to help them do that as well as provide books that they can keep in their homes.

1 Dina Marie R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been working with Kids Read Now for the last few years to support students transitioning from one school to the next! The program does everything and then some to support students enjoying reading and involving families. We have been very fortunate to partner with them!
Dina Rocheleau
Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
Ferndale Public Schools

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

Last summer was my first summer having students receive books. I loved the chance for them to get brand new books at their level!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a great program to encourage the love of reading for our students, especially our kids that don't get to have a lot of their very own new books! Many of our families seemed very receptive and excited about the program. I am extremely excited for my own youngest child to take part in the program next summer! Wish we had this when my oldest two went through! Thanks for helping us to prevent the summer reading slide!