May 16, 2024

"Avoid the Summer Slide! While three months may not seem like much, that time really adds up for kids who don’t have access to books or educational activities. Summer slide sets in, and without access to summer learning resources, kids fall behind.

A study of students in Baltimore, MD showed that kids without access to books over the summer were behind their peers during the next school year. And as years passed, the effect accumulated. By the end of 5th grade, kids in need were nearly three years behind their peers in reading skills.

Participants will be entered into the challenge to win prizes by reading at least 4 books during the Summer. There are two age ranges 8-10 and 11-13. 

We want to thank the Sacramento Literacy Foundation for selecting and funding our Summer Reading proposal for 2023. 

Register your youth ages 8-13 for our Summer Reading Challenge. We will have weekly check-ins on Zoom Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm and Monthly in-person meetups on the 1st Saturday of the Month from 9am-11am. Registration for 2024 opens April 16th."