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John F Long Foundation has honored Kids Need to Read (KNTR) with a $1,500 grant award to be used toward the READ Together program. Funds dedicated to READ Together are used to implement the program in poorly funded schools located in low socioeconomic areas of the United States. KNTR chooses participating schools from applicants who […]

By Denise Gary Photos by Robert Gary, Shelby McBride, and Denise Gary I thought the presentation by Steven Riley for our kindergarten students was outstanding! Kindergarten is a hard age to keep engaged, and he had our 150 kindergarteners engaged and enjoying themselves throughout the presentation. What’s even more amazing is that he incorporated teaching […]

By Denise Gary Photos by Bruce Matsunaga and Denise Gary Kids Need to Read was overjoyed to receive a $10,000 Special Impact Grant from Pi Beta Phi Foundation to fund books and literacy programming for The Page Coach, a mobile conveyor of literary treasure to children living in low socioeconomic neighborhoods in the Mesa/Phoenix metropolitan […]

By Denise Gary Photos by Denise Gary We had such a fantastic time at Friends of Saint Patrick–AZ presents Rock & Read this past Saturday, enjoying plenty of Irish hospitality and culture! Friends of St. Patrick Centre–Arizona Chapter (FoSPC–AZ) kicked off a month-long book drive for Kids Need to Read with this joyful celebration in […]

by Zachary J. Fox Photo by Robert Gary AHOY, ME HEARTIES! BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES! February 27th and 28th will be the Arizona Renaissance Festival’s Pirate Invasion Weekend! Ye should be joinin’ Kids Need to Read in celebrating 28 years of sailing the seas with the Arizona Renaissance Festival by bringing your plunder of new […]

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