Empower Families, Cultivate Literacy, Enrich Communities
Family and community involvement is evermore critical to a child’s success in school, and ultimately to life in the 21st century. Read and Rise is a national literacy initiative created by Scholastic to bring families, schools and communities together to support children’s literacy development. The initiative’s overall goals are to:
By providing research based, bilingual (English/Spanish) curricula and resource materials, Read and Rise empowers parents and other family members as their children’s first and most important teachers and role models while also providing caregivers, educators and other community members who work with families the resources and tools they need to help create literacy-rich environments for children.
Ensuring best practice has been—and continues to be—core to the development and implementation of Read and Rise. Key findings from the workshops that employed the methods and materials used in the new 2010 edition of Read and Rise for families and childcare providers include:
As part of the initial corporate investment, Scholastic provided in-kind trainings and materials that have helped reach and empower more than 2 million families in communities across the country. Read and Rise has since grown in response to the needs of diverse communities across the country. To support a greater number of families and communities, Scholastic has developed Read and Rise product extensions including a Family Fun-Time Book Fair as well as expanded curricula and a family take-home book collection. The company will continue its investment in the expansion and evaluation of the initiative by working with select non-profit organizations.*Evaluations were conducted on implementation of the first edition of the program, formerly called Lee y serás