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Campaign For Literacy

The Read for Your Life literacy initiative is sponsored by the Office of Secondary School Reform and the Office of Empowerment School Support.

The Mission is to cultivate a district-wide culture that values and supports literacy as a means to accomplish great things in life.

The Strategy is to create classroom libraries in high schools in order to supply students with the materials they need to pursue literate futures.

The Goal is to have a total of 5,000 books donated by March 31st, 2011.

Read for your Life Logo and Slogan Contest

Students from participating schools can compete to design a logo and slogan for the “Read for Your Life” literacy initiative. Winners will be awarded with Nooks at the end of the contest! View Entry Form

The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, April 8th.

What Reading Means to Students

Students of Fitzsimons, Bartram, University City and Germantown High School along with Solomon Jones and Parent Ombudsmen Dorian Harris share what literacy means to them.

"A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up children without surrounding them with books...Children learn to read being in the presence of books." --- Heinrich Mann