Kids | Family,
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, will take place at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta on Thursday, October 3from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is an annual reading celebration that highlights the need for quality early education in America by mobilizing adults and children to set a record for the largest shared reading experience.
On Thursday, October 3, 200 children from at-risk and underserved Atlanta neighborhood preschools will join Jumpstart staff, Corps members, volunteers and guests to read this year’s Read for the Record book, “Otis,” by Loren Long.
“Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a call to action to Americans to recognize the importance of quality early education, especially for our most vulnerable children,” said Karen Kelly, director of exhibits and education. “The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is proud to support this campaign in Atlanta because we are committed to helping young children learn through play and get an early start to their love of learning through reading.”
Since the campaign’s inception in 2006, more than nine million people have joined local Jumpstart’s Read for the Record reading celebrations. Jumpstart has raised more than $8 million to support its year-round work in preschools in low-income neighborhoods.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Learn more at www.jstart.org. Learn more about Jumpstart’s Read for the Record at www.jstart.org/readfortherecord.