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Partner Organizations

Scholastic Literacy Partnerships is proud to have forged partnerships with many organizations promoting children’s literacy across the country.  We’re proud of the work their doing sharing the gift of books.  From parent education programs to employee volunteer programs, Scholastic Literacy Partnerships salutes the great work of these organizations.

All Stars - Helping Kids All Stars - Sponsor a Class
In 1989, Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott founded All Stars Helping Kids. All Stars pools the resources of athletes, corporations, and individuals to support its mission of promoting a safe, healthy and rigorous learning environment for disadvantaged kids in low-income communities. The Sponsor a Class program, together with Scholastic, is working to get more books into the hands of children who need them the most. Through this program sponsors are matched with classrooms to provide students with high-quality books for their home library, reading incentives, and teachers with rewards. Both Scholastic and All Stars Helping Kids are excited to provide students with books that they can call their own. All Stars Helping Kids and Scholastic are working to ensure that each child has the opportunity to succeed in life by providing them with the most basic foundation for learning – books.
 
The AnaquanBoldin Foundation The AnaquanBoldin Foundation
Q81 Foundation was established in 2004 and is dedicated to expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children. The Q81 Foundation helps after-school programs in Arizona, Baltimore and Boldin’s home state of Florida. Boldin’s foundation serves the community by awarding academic and community achievement in youth. The Q81 Foundation has partnered with Scholastic to distribute books to deserving schools, as well as books for after-school programs.
 
Banco Popular North America Banco Popular North America,
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading community banks in the U.S. with 139 branches in six states: California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas. Its core businesses include retail and commercial banking services, mortgage and consumer lending, and investment services. Banco Popular was named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2005 by FORTUNE Magazine and ranks among the top 10 Small Business Administration lenders in the country. Through annual support for summer reading efforts, Banco Popular's commitment to education and literacy in the communities they serve is clear. In 2006, Banco Popular is partnering with Scholastic to create literacy kits to be distributed at baseball games of the New York Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones. These kits include 3 books, exclusive posters, bookmarks and door hangers - with the aim of encouraging family reading time at home. Overall, this single distribution will total over 36,000 books!
 
Best Western (For a Better World) Best Western (For a Better World)
Since 2007, Best Western has been the presenting sponsor of the New Orleans Hornets Bookmobile. The Bookmobile, an initiative of the NBA’s Read to Achieve program, is an interactive library-on-wheels that has distributed more than 90,000 free books to students in southeastern Louisiana. Through their partnership with Scholastic, Best Western has helped stock the Bookmobile with 65,000 books. The goal of the Bookmobile is to place these books in the hands of children in southeastern Louisiana.
 
Books From The Heart Books From The Heart
Has two components, the first is a book giveaway program in elementary schools in which the schools and students receive brand-new, age-appropriate books. These books are used to replenish school, classroom and home libraries. The second component engages children in community service via book drives. Children collect new books that are not being used and Heart of America matches these donations. The Heart of America, together with Scholastic, is committed to getting more books into the hands of children in need and onto the shelves of school libraries.
 
Families in Schools The mission of Families in Schools is to involve parents in the education of their children as skillful, knowledgeable, and effective partners, capable of ensuring that they receive the quality of education to which they are entitled and must have in order to achieve life long success.
 
Heart of America Heart of America
Founded in 1997, the Heart of America Foundation began with the mission to teach values and to help people, particularly children, learn that they help themselves the when they help others. The foundation’s focus is to provide children in need everywhere with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference. For the past three years, Scholastic’s partnership with Heart of America includes support for two initiatives: Books From The Heart and The READesign.
 
Ken Garff's Road to Success Ken Garff's Road to Success
The Ken Garff Automotive Group is committed to education and its ability to influence individual lives, families and communities. Ken Garff’s “Road to Success” has partnered with Scholastic to provide great books to children that need them the most throughout Utah. Serving 262 elementary schools in Utah, the program’s goal is to have every child read (or be read to) for at least 20 minutes each day. Scholastic has distributed over 175,000 books over the last two years through the Road to Success Program.
 
Motheread Motheread, Inc., a private, non-profit literacy development organization
established in 1987, works throughout the United States to integrate
literature-based curriculum and training into literacy, early childhood
education, and family support programs.
 
National Center Family Literacy

The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) is recognized worldwide as the leader in family literacy development. NCFL works to ensure that all families at the lowest ends of the literacy and economic continuum have opportunities to expand their education and improve their economic and social well-being through quality literacy programs.

 
The Parent-Child Home Program

The Parent-Child Home Program is a nationally-replicated, 40-year-old, early literacy home-visiting program that helps families facing social and economic obstacles prepare their children to enter school ready to learn. The research-proven model bridges the ‘preparation gap’ by encouraging quality parent-child interaction using books and toys.

 
Parents as Teachers Parents as Teachers is a nonprofit organization that invests in children from the beginning by helping all parents realize the important role they play in their child's development. Parents as Teachers offers parents customized child development information throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten to ensure each child is developing on track and ready to learn. For more, visit
 
Raising Readers

Raising Readers, a health and literacy program funded by the private Maine Libra Foundation, is designed to reach Maine children by taking advantage of the strong relationship between parents, children, and their health care providers.  Each newborn in Maine receives a canvas bag with two new hardcover books, and another new hardcover book at each regularly scheduled well child visit through age 5. Since its inception in 2000, Raising Readers has touched over 100,000 Maine children with more than 600,000 books through almost 400 medical practices and hospitals statewide.

 
The READesign The READesign
Is a library makeover program that aims to transform school libraries by redecorating, updating technology and replenishing book shelves. This program engages volunteers, local youth, corporate team members and other members of the community in service and community involvement through library beautification and improvement, book distributions and one-on-one reading activities with children. Through Heart of America’s partnership with Scholastic, each READesign library makeover includes 2,000 new, high-quality library books and up to seven books per child to add to their personal home libraries.
 
Start Making a Reader TOday SMART - Start Making a Reader Today
Since its inception in 1992, SMART has reached 144,000 children with vital one-on-one reading support, mentorship and books to take home and keep throughout Oregon. SMART recruits up to 10,000 volunteers each school year to read one-on-one with Pre-K – 3rd grade children in need of literacy support. Every week for seven months, these volunteers read aloud with children in over 200 schools to help them gain confidence in their reading ability. To encourage reading outside the classroom, SMART has partnered with Scholastic to give each child 14 new, take-home books – two per month for the duration of the program.
 
Toys for Tots Toys for Tots
The Toys for Tots Literacy Programs offers our nation’s most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and to communicate effectively. Together with Scholastic, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program extends the Toys for Tots mission of delivering hope by providing children in need with the gift of a book. The program delivers more than half-a-million books to hundreds of thousands of less fortunate children. The Toys for Tots Literacy Program benefits local children in need or the libraries, schools and existing programs that serve them.
 
Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy
Lauran and Justin Tuck founded Tuck’s R.U.S.H for Literacy to encourage children to READ, UNDERSTAND, SUCCEED and HOPE. Started in 2008, Tuck’s R.U.S.H for Literacy has been committed to raising funds to donate books and other reading materials to support children in New York City and Central Alabama communities. R.U.S.H for Literacy, together with Scholastic, aims to increase the number of books read per student during the school year and increase the number of books distributed to deserving students in New York and Alabama. By partnering with Scholastic, it is the Tucks hope that this initiative will encourage children to embrace literacy.
 
Wells Fargo - Reading First Wells Fargo - Reading First
Wachovia Corporation, a financial services company headquartered in Charlotte, NC, developed Reading First. Since 1997, Scholastic has partnered with Wachovia to distribute books to children. Every year, Wachovia employees read to children in primary education classrooms once a week for 20 weeks, then donate the books to the classrooms. Since its inception, Reading First® has established over 12,000 partnerships with local elementary school classrooms.