The Soar With Reading initiative is providing kids in low-income neighborhoods with book vending machines and free books to help lift child literacy.
Debate in early childhood education has largely shifted from the kindergarten to the pre-kindergarten. A lot of attention has been paid to the question, "Does Head Start work?"
Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we began, 50 more individuals and families have joined in.
So come on all you Bilbo Baggins, Captain Ahabs, Harry Potters, Anne of Green Gables and Katniss Everdeens. I know you are out there and we need you to win this one. Because how this story ends affects us all.
It's safe to say that I've always been a big reader. I can clearly remember the first time I sat and read a full book, when everything just clicked. It was magical.
It's back-to-school month with no letup in our country's interminable decline into child illiteracy and obesity.