Kids Read Now is an affordable summer reading program that saves money by focusing on prevention rather than intervention.

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An affordable solution


At roughly 3% of the cost of a typical summer program, Kids Read Now can serve 33 students for the same cost of one student at a summer school/camp.

Prevention is less expensive
than intervention.

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Additional funding is available

Contact us to learn more about getting the services in your town.

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State Funds

Title I Part A
Title I Part C
Title II Part B

Future Funds

Use next year’s money to get started in the spring


A $2 Billion foundation supports our efforts.

Greater Horizons Grant

The greater Horizons fund of the Kansas City foundation has committed more than a million dollars to significantly reduce the cost to school districts nationwide for the Kids Read Now summer program. It’s a one page application, with funds available on a first come, first served basis. Apply today!

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Recent News

  • How One Public School System Mitigated the Summer Reading Gap

    Written by Kelli Marie Cedo, an English/Language Arts Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Lead for Hampton City Schools in Hampton, VA. Previously, she was principal of Forrest Elementary School in Hampton. Cedo has also served as Title I coordinator, division contact for school improvement, literacy coach, academic coordinator...

  • Ways To Challenge Young Readers

    As we are getting to the final months of the school year, it may become more of a challenge to get them engaged in learning. This might be the perfect time of year to introduce some activities that will challenge your students to explore new...

  • Redeemed by Literacy: an interview with Jimmy Santiago Baca

    Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico of Native American and Mexican descent, Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised by his grandparents until the age of five, when he began a two-decade rotation through various institutions, beginning with the orphanage where his aunt surrendered him. Baca spent...

Transform your summer
reading program


Kids Read Now keeps your students passionate and engaged through the summer months. Request more information about how book choice shapes.

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