Kids Read Now

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The Kids Read Now campaign goal of $23,000 has been met! These funds will allow each child in kindergarten through third grade to be enrolled in this summer reading program.

Kids Read Now is the program of choice for the Grand Haven Area Public Schools’ administrators and teachers who continue to tackle literacy head-on in their classrooms. Kids Read Now is a literacy program that focuses on avoiding summer reading loss. Up to two months of reading skills can be lost over the summer and teachers are spending up to six weeks in the fall reteaching old material. It only takes children two to three hours of reading per week during the summer to prevent any learning loss.

More than anything, we want children to build on their achievement and to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

About Kids Read Now…

  • Managed Program: The program will be managed by each building principal and literacy coach.
  • Children Choose: Each child gets to choose and keep nine new books to read in the summer. The first three books will be given to children at a “Family Reading Night” and the rest will be mailed to each child throughout the summer.
  • Parent Tools: Weekly parent engagement reminders and ideas are texted, emailed, or phoned.
  • Books as Rewards: When children respond that a book has been read, another book on their list is mailed.