children's literacy

BOOK IT!® Welcomes Pre-K Classrooms To Enroll and Announces Reading Giveaway

By Danielle Burns, Digital Project Associate – BOOK IT!

Starting October 1, 2021, BOOK IT! will launch in more than 70,000 classrooms and 50,000 homeschools, allowing students to work toward meeting monthly reading goals in order to earn a Reading Award Certificate, which is good for one free Personal Pan Pizza® at participating Pizza Hut locations1.

Cadbury Helps With Literacy in Africa

Empowering children through stories in their own language

Only 2% of books published in South Africa are in local African languages, yet 80% of the population speaks a language other than English or Afrikaans.

Our Cadbury Dairy Milk brand wants to change this, with a little bit of glass and a half goodness. All children should get the chance to fall in love with reading, and what better way to do this, than by creating enchanting stories written in their own language.

Promoting Gender Equality in Bangladesh: Gildan's Partnership with Room to Read to Improve Girls' Education and Literacy

Gildan’s continued partnership with Room to Read to support girls’ education and literacy

As part of its commitment to creating stronger communities, Gildan aims to support education in the regions where it operates, and a crucial factor behind the Company’s efforts lie in promoting more inclusive systems which support gender equality in the classroom. This is especially important across regions located in the Global South, where girls often face more barriers to accessing education.

Small Decision = Big Impact

Brenda Barnicki and Amy Provance, President and Founder and volunteer at Bellafina Chocolates LLC

Each day Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and media venues are bombarded with the idea of social impact and yet many do not understand the true meaning behind the movement. The business dictionary defines social impact as the effect of an activity on the social fabric of a community and well-being of individuals and families in that community and around the world.  How can one person, one organization, one business, one CEO make a social impact that will be felt by many?

Celebrating Literacy During Read Across America on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday in Las Vegas & Bethlehem


During the annual literary celebration of the National Education Association’s Read Across America on March 2, many children across the nation celebrate reading on the same day as the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Sands Cares Adopts Local Las Vegas Elementary School


On January 23, 2018, Sands Cares, the company’s corporate giving program, adopted its first school, Helen Herr Elementary School, in partnership with non-profits Spread The Word Nevada (STWN) and Green Our Planet in Las Vegas. The $50,000 donation will fund free books and literacy programs for more than 800 students through 2020.

Education, Workforce Development in North Carolina Energized by $2.7 Million in Duke Energy Grants


More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

Press Release

More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

In South Carolina, Duke Energy, Reading Is Fundamental Renew Partnership to Boost Childhood Reading Skills

Press Release
  • Read for Success begins second year in South Carolina's Pee Dee region.

  • Program reflects a combined $400,000 investment by both organizations.

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Following last year's successful pilot program, Duke Energy and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy organization, are partnering for a second consecutive year to minimize the summer slide and improve the reading proficiency of more than 3,000 current second graders in South Carolina.

How Books Can Help End the Illiteracy Cycle in Our Country and Open Doors for Children


Kids across the country are headed back to school, but statistics say that more than 10 million children living in poverty in the U.S. do not have books to call their own. With 8,000 students dropping out of high school every day, the time to end the illiteracy cycle in our country is now, and Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF) is working to do just that.

Supporting Youth Literacy in New Brunswick

Donation helps more than 200 grade two students

Post orginally appeared on TransCanada's blog.

A child’s reading at the end of grade two is a key indicator of their future literacy skills, their likely academic success, and hence their ability to find a good job later in life.

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