BOSTON, March 2, 2010 — Everybody Wins! USA, a nationally recognized literacy and mentoring organization, finished second in Education Ideas for Change with its Read to Kids campaign on Change.org’s Idea for Change in America. The Read to Kids campaign now advances to the final round of voting that begins Monday, March 1st at 1pm ET and ends on Friday, March 12th at 5pm ET. The top 10 ideas will be presented to the Obama administration and be part of a national grassroots campaign to promote the idea.
Everybody Wins! USA is working in collaboration with literacy organizations, children’s book authors, publishers, reading associations, educators, libraries and businesses to make reading to children a national priority. Voting for the Read to Kids campaign can be done at: http://www.change.org/ideas/view/launch_a_national_read_to_kids_campaign
The Read to Kids campaign is one of 60 finalists in the final round of voting. The campaign would emphasize the importance of reading aloud to children of all ages and would engage literacy organizations, schools, teachers, parents, libraries, authors, publishers and nearly every sector of business and society that understands that our nation’s future depends on our children’s literacy skills.
About Everybody Wins! USA
Everybody Wins! USA strives to build the skills for and a love of reading among low-income elementary students and was recently cited by the White House as an “innovative and successful community solution.” Through its signature program, Power Lunch, Everybody Wins! brings volunteer mentors into schools for weekly one-on-one, read-aloud sessions, increasing children’s opportunities for academic and real-world success. Everybody Wins! currently serves nearly 20,000 children and adults through affiliates and partners in 16 states and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit http://www.everybodywins.org.