Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a campaign designed to promote early literacy. As stated on their website, the number of books in a home is the single strongest indicator of a child’s future reading ability. When you make a donation to Jumpstart, they give books to those children who need them the most. In addition, Jumpstart connects at-risk children preschool children with adult mentors, to help them get on the right track with books before they even enter kindergarten.
You can help Jumpstart on October 2, 2008. Jumpstart is encouraging every adult everywhere on this day to take a few minutes and read the book Curdoroy to a child in his or her life. Read with your community on October 2nd and show your support!
Jumpstart also highlights several other ways you can get involved to make a difference. This website can help you organize your own book drive or join an event in your neighborhood. Learn more about the risks of failing early literacy and make a difference! – Melissa