The Scholastic Possible Fund
Scholastic has a long history of giving back to the community as it fulfills its mission to Open a World of Possible for all children by helping them to discover the joy of becoming lifelong readers.
- The Scholastic Possible Fund was established to provide quality books to children in underserved communities, and in communities recovering from crises or natural disasters with the goal of improving global literacy.
- Books from The Scholastic Possible Fund are distributed through non-profit partner organizations that work to help children and families understand the importance of reading as a pathway to understanding oneself and becoming a lifelong learner.
- Through the Scholastic Possible Fund, children around the world have received millions of books through our dedicated partners.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the most prestigious recognition and scholarship program for creative teens with tens of thousands of students in grades 7 through 12 submitting original work each year.
- More than 1,800 students receive national recognition for their work, which is blindly adjudicated by expert professionals from the field and educators. Each year, 16 graduating seniors win a Portfolio Gold Medal and a $10,000 scholarship.
- The non-profit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presents The Scholastic Awards and partners with more than 60 art institutes, college and universities to make an additional $10 million in scholarships available to graduating seniors annually.
- In partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Alliance also presents the National Student Poets Program. Five teens are selected to serve one year as literary ambassadors—the nation’s highest honor for youth poets.
Read & Rise
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:
- Develop skills, attitudes and behaviors that support strong early literacy development
- Raise awareness around the specific literacy needs of children from diverse backgrounds
- Advance replicable "models" of literacy-rich communities
- Highlight the positive role and influence of all cultures and traditions on literacy learning
- Better prepare children for reading and learning
Scholastic is dedicated to responsible stewardship of the environment in all of our paper procurement practices, and while we aim to inspire a love of reading and learning in kids everywhere, we endeavor to produce materials responsibly. Our paper procurement policy extends purchasing preference to those products and suppliers that exhibit superior environmental performance, and that align with our goals.
The majority of Scholastic Book Clubs catalogs, which offer top-quality books and reading materials on a monthly basis to teachers and students in pre-school through high school, are now printed exclusively on FSC-certified paper.