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Monday, September 14, 2009

Read For the Record! Be Part of the Event... and Win!

Jumpstart - a non-profit uniting college students and community volunteers with preschool children for year long, individualized tutoring and mentoring - is hosting their annual Read for the Record on October 8th! Their goal is to reach 1,000,000 children this year with the magic of reading! You can be a part of reaching that 1,000,000 by going to their website and pledging to read to the children in your life.

This year's story is Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar! And Jumpstart is giving a copy away to one lucky Literacy Launchpad reader so they'll be ready on Oct. 8th! To enter the giveaway all you have to do is pledge to Read for the Record on Jumpstart's website, and then leave a comment here and let me know you've pledged and are going to be part of the 1,000,000 on October 8th!

Just think how cool it will be to part of the hundreds of thousands (hopefully one million) people all reading the same story on the same day and all spreading awareness about the importance of early childhood education! Pledge to read to your children, to your students, to your neighbors, to your grandchildren, to the kids at the park... Just find some kids to read to! :)

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