Start Reading Now

A nonprofit organization

$12,123 raised

100% complete

$10,000 Goal

Creating a Culture of Reading and Learning for Life



What we do

At Start Reading Now, we host and fund book fairs to help close the achievement gap and encourage summer reading for kids in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Our book fairs help kids build their own library of 30 books, over three years - and it only costs $50 per year, per student. In total, we've served about 22,000 kids at public schools across Minneapolis. We're on track to serve 3,000 more students in 2023 and are planning to expand to more districts.

Why we do it

Kids from low-income communities, on average, have very few books at home. If you don't have books at home, you don't read. If you don't read, you fall behind in school. Once you fall behind, you will struggle to catch up, potentially for the rest of your life. Helping kids add new books to their home libraries is a simple, low-cost and effective solution.  

How we do it

In order to get right amount of books to the right kids at the right time, we work with top-notch partners with expertise in education and book fairs. We also rely on amazing volunteers and donors who make our book fairs possible.  


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Start Reading Now

Tax id (EIN)

47-5221625

Categories

Arts & Culture Education Children & Family

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving

Address

250 Marquette Ave S #1100
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401

Phone

612 819 7748

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