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How JetBlue Helps Children Soar with Reading

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Reading not only fuels knowledge, it inspires creativity and transports us to worlds beyond our present reality. In 2011, we created Soar with Reading, a program designed to stimulate the imagination by putting books into the hands of kids who need them most.

JetBlue For Good - Youth and Education: Preparing for Takeoff

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JetBlue works to inspire humanity, not just in the air or in the terminal, but everywhere we touch down. We want to leave a legacy of good in every city where we operate and beyond. To make this truly inclusive, we asked our customers and crewmembers to help us shape our social impact strategy. From that process came our umbrella platform, JetBlue For Good, which focuses on three key areas that our stakeholders are passionate about: Youth and Education, Community and the Environment.

JetBlue For Good focuses on education, sparking imagination through reading, building strong communities, restoring after natural disasters and working to conserve the environment. For 15 years, JetBlue For Good has impacted the lives of thousands of people across JetBlue’s network in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. 

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JetBlue works to inspire humanity, not just in the air or in the terminal, but everywhere we touch down. We want to leave a legacy of good in every city where we operate and beyond. To make this truly inclusive, we asked our customers and crewmembers to help us shape our social impact strategy. From that process came our umbrella platform, JetBlue For Good, which focuses on three key areas that our stakeholders are passionate about: Youth and Education, Community and the Environment.

JetBlue For Good focuses on education, sparking imagination through reading, building strong communities, restoring after natural disasters and working to conserve the environment. For 15 years, JetBlue For Good has impacted the lives of thousands of people across JetBlue’s network in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. 

Coronavirus: Connecting to Online Educational Resources for Children

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JetBlue remains committed to helping kids’ imaginations take flight. As most school districts across the U.S. are closed indefinitely, parents and teachers are looking for options to keep students engaged in learning. Education partners from both the JetBlue Foundation and our award winning Soar with Reading initiative have provided free tools and tips for schools, teachers, and students in the areas of STEM and Literacy.

Vending Machines That Dispense Books: A Creative Solution to the 'Summer Slide'

Words by Susan Neuman
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This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

As the school year gets into full swing, students all over the country are excitedly telling their classmates and teachers how they spent their summer vacations. For thousands of kids in New York City, that story now includes plenty of time spent with free books from JetBlue’s Soar with Reading program. This summer, JetBlue placed free book vending machines in areas identified as “book deserts” in every New York City borough including two in Queens. 

Nation’s Illiteracy Woes Won’t Be Solved by Government Alone

By Maggie Kohn
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This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. Most kids are already back in school. And once again, teachers are battling the effects of the dreaded summer slide—a term used to describe the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.

Queens Public Library and JetBlue Kick off the Airline’s Soar With Reading Literacy Initiative With a Special Story Time Featuring Noted Children’s Author David Ezra Stein

Popular literacy program lands in NYC for the first time, placing six free book vending machines throughout New York City, including Central Library in Jamaica
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JAMAICA, N.Y. July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, JetBlue Chief People Officer and JetBlue Director of Corporate Responsibility Icema Gibbs today hosted a special story time at Central Library for kids ages 3 to 5 with award-winning children’s author David Ezra Stein to celebrate the launch of the airline’s popular “Soar with Reading” literacy program. They were joined by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Libraries Committee.

JetBlue Announces Jacksonville, Fla. as the Winner of the Soar With Reading #BookWithUs Online Vote

North Florida customers, crewmembers and community overwhelmingly voted, Jacksonville to receive $25,000 worth of children’s books and a celebrity reading room makeover courtesy of JetBlue
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NEW YORK, September 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced Jacksonville, Fla. as the winner of the #BookWithUs online vote, part of this year’s annual Soar with Reading literacy initiative. Thanks to support from the local community in North Florida, Jacksonville bested JetBlue’s other 101 cities, receiving 38 percent of the votes.

Jordan Bell Tips-off JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Event in San Francisco

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Last week, professional basketball player Jordan Bell helped tip-off a JetBlue Soar with Reading event at the Bayview Branch of the San Francisco Public Library, as he read to local children. San Francisco and Oakland area are the latest locations to receive free book vending machines as part of JetBlue’s annual Soar with Reading program.

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