Summer Challenge

Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long!
When kids log their reading minutes, they earn points to win the team competition — and be part of the World Record Challenge! Have questions about the Summer Challenge? Check out the FAQs.
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The Buzz Garden Game

Know a Little One Just Learning to Read? Grow reading interest and skills this summer with The Buzz Garden Game. Check out the FAQs and learn more.
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Save the Children's Literacy Program

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Photo courtesy of Save the Children

Did you know . . .

  • In low-income neighborhoods, there's an average of only 1 book for 300 kids. In middle-class neighborhoods, there are 13 books for every kid!
  • More than 60% of low-income families have no books for their kids in their homes at all.
  • Just $5 could buy a child a paperback book to read!*

When a child learns to read, doors open — a career as a doctor, astronaut, teacher or lawyer becomes possible. Unfortunately, those doors are closed for many kids living in poverty, where half read below their grade level.

To make sure all kids have the chance for success in life, Save the Children has established an hour-long afterschool reading program that serves kids in grades K-8 from poor rural communities. Teachers give students books for independent reading and read-alouds, plus start activities that encourage reading. Students who need special help get extra time and attention from teachers. By establishing a life-long love of learning for these kids, Save the Children is opening up thousands of doors every day.

Learn more about Save the Children’s Literacy Programs.


* This is just an example of what $5 could buy — it could help in many different ways!

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