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A mission centering around a simple message

Take at least 10 minutes at the end of your day to read together

Give the gift of a brighter future
Our Mission
Read it LOUD!
2014 Literacy Campaign providing eLibrary access to K-12 students Nationwide

In partnership with
School eBook Library and the World Heritage Encyclopedia

Our Partners

Every child deserves a bright future!



Challenge

Across the United States, just under half of all children five and under are read to each day. That means over 13 million children go to bed without a bedtime story, missing out on vital vocabulary, opportunities to imagine and bond with family members.

Solution

We believe the single most important thing a parent can do to help their child acquire language, prepare their child for school, life, and to instill a love of learning in their child is to read to them.

Result

Help children and students succeed in school, life, and to instill a love of reading and learning.

Our Mission

For 35 years, Wally Amos has been advocating for literacy. Knowing that reading is the basis for all learning, he created the Read it LOUD! Foundation, asking parents to commit 10 minutes everyday to read to their children.


Read it LOUD! is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that believes every child deserves a bright future, and studies have proven that it begins at home. By simply reading at least 10 minutes a day together, families can help to ensure their children are encouraged to dream, imagine and reach their full potential.


Research has shown that the single most important thing a parent can do to help their child acquire language, prepare their child for school, life, and to instill a love of learning in their child is to read to them.



Our Method

The 2014 Read it LOUD! Literacy campaign is working hard to make sure every student has access to all the eLiterature they could ever read.

Through partnerships with School eBook Library and the World Heritage Encyclopedia and funding from local corporations, the Read it LOUD! Foundation has underwritten eLibrary cards for every K-12 student in Hawaii.

School eBook Library is providing access to it's full library of over 3 million audio books, eBooks, tutorials, graphic novels as well as full membership to World Heritage Encyclopedia with over 6 million articles, edited, peer reviewed and professionally curated.


Our hope is that students will find a love for reading and learning that will carry on with them, chartering their course in life.

At Read it LOUD! we believe that access to literature is essential. Our goal is to make books instantly available, always accessible and easily portable at no cost to the student










All children deserve the the gift of reading, to learn, to imagine and bond with family members.

Books provide the method

Children are our future...

85% of U.S. juvenile inmates are functionally illiterate.
Illiteracy and crime are closely related; 63% of prison inmates in the United States are functionally illiterate.
Over 32 million adults in the United States can't read
Over 13 million children go to bed without a bedtime story, missing out on vital vocabulary, opportunities to imagine and bind with family members.
Every year more than 1.2 million young people drop out of high school.
1 in 4 children will never learn to read.
Almost 1/5 of all high school students in the United States cannot read beyond a fifth grade level.
The United States is one of the only 1st World countries where the current generation is not as well educated as the previous one.


Race to the Top


In accordance with the criteria set forth by the Department of Education in 34 CFR Subtitle B, Chapter II (Docket ED-2009-OESE-0006) RIN 1810-AB07 Race to the Top Fund, the "Read it LOUD!" Foundation is providing eBooks, articles, journals, audio books and tutorials to all k-12 students. school ebook library and world heritage encyclopedia will help create the "conditions for innovation and reform; to achieve significant improvement in student outcomes, including making substantial gains in student achievement, close achievement gaps; improve high school graduation rates; and help ensure students are prepared for success in college and careers.



Read it LOUD!


Read it LOUD! is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that believes every child deserves a bright future, and studies have proven that it begins at home. By simply reading at least 10 minutes a day together, families can help to ensure their children are encouraged to dream, imagine and reach their full potential.


At Read it LOUD! we believe the single most important thing a parent can do to help their child succeed in school, and life, and to instill a love of learning is to read out loud together.




Read it LOUD! Campaign


The 2014 Read it LOUD! Literacy Campaign is working hard to make sure every student has access to all the eLiterature they could ever read.


Through partnership with School eBook Library, World Heritage Encyclopedia and funding from donors and corporate sponsors, the "Read it LOUD!" Foundation has underwritten eBook Library cards for every K-12 student in Hawaii.


School eBook Library is providing access to the full library of over 3 million eBooks. audio books, novels, tutorials and videos as well as full membership to World Heritage Encyclopedia with over 6 million articles, professionally curated, edited and peer reviewed.


Our Hope is that students will find a love for reading and learning that will carry on with them, chartering their course in life. At Read it LOUD! we believe that access to literature is essential. Our goal is to make books instantly available and easily portable at no cost.




Why eBooks


The ability to read is the most basic aspect of knowledge sharing. It is the basis for further learning and has become a key indicator in assessing the quality of education students receive. In order to increase literacy levels we must make literature more accessible through the technology of eBooks..


At the "Read it LOUD!" Foundation we believe literacy is extremely important and we feel that reading eBooks on smart devices is the most successful way to engage young readers today.


School eBook Library


School Library is an website with a database of over 9 million articles, eBooks, audio books, journals, tutorials and videos for students K-12, that is professionally curated and age appropriate. School eBook Library was designed to make literature more accessible and encourage students to broaden their minds, imaginations and vocabulary.


At Read it LOUD! we believe the single most important thing a parents can do to help their child succeed in school, and life, and to instill a love of learning is to read out loud together.





World Heritage Encyclopedia


The World Heritage Encyclopedia is the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled.

We believe the Common Core Standards are important, and that is why at WorldHeritage.org you'll find tools to help improve student performance, strengthen teacher effectiveness, and maximize the use of your technology. We are proud to support learning for all grade levels, from K-12, with a user-friendly interface and grade appropriate content. World Heritage Encyclopedia has aligned itself with the Common Core and State Standards to ensure all of the nonfiction content needed by any student could be found, all in one place.


Every month thousands of new articles, images, and multimedia elements are added. WorldHeritage.org is a live collaboration differing from paper-based reference sources in important ways. Unlike printed encyclopedias, we are continually created and updated, with articles on historic events appearing within minutes, rather than months or years. WorldHeritage.org is fully accessible on a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop computer, or any Internet-connected device with a Web browser.





"The only way we are ever going to get rid of the problem of adult illiteracy is to create a generation of young readers"

- Wally Amos, of Cookie Fame, Read it LOUD! founder and literacy advocate













Our Partners

Our partnership provides eBook solutions for K-12 Schools

  • 3000000 eBooks
  • 10 Minutes a day
  • 6000000 Articles













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Info@ReadItLoud.org
P.O. Box 22687 Honolulu, HI 96823

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