SFS Supports Page Ahead’s Book Up Summer Program
May 11, 2018
Page Ahead is a statewide children’s literacy organization partnering with elementary schools to give at-risk children the chance to improve their reading skills. Darby DuComb and SFS are dedicated supporters of Page Ahead’s Book Up Summer program, which encourages children to read over the summer so they do not experience the summer backslide. Practicing their reading skills over the summer months helps students achieve third grade reading standards by third grade. Students in kindergarden through second grade are given the opportunity to choose twelve books with topics that interest them, like fiction, nonfiction, series, science related and kid-culture books. Allowing students to pick out books of interest to them is an important part of the program as it is a direct motivator for the reader. Thank you to Page Ahead and to the City of Seattle for funding Book Up Summer at all eligible Seattle schools. SFS is proud to be a part of helping to provide books at no cost to children in low-income families.