FAQ Category: Frequently Asked Questions

How will hours read be reported?

It is envisioned that teachers will keep track of the hours ready by their students and then report the number of students in their class and the total number of hours read by all the students in their class (2 numbers per class). Key considerations include: avoiding the need for complex systems and high volume …

How will hours read be reported?Read More »

What is a read-a-thon?

Many people have heard of walk-a-thons and bike-a-thons where people pledge money to some cause for each mile or kilometer walked or biked. A read-a-thon is similar except people or organizations pledge donations for each book or hour read. In our case, it is for each hour read. We envision a twist, however, in that …

What is a read-a-thon?Read More »

When will the read-a-thon take place?

The date of the read-a-thon has not yet been set. However, it is envisioned that the read-a-thon would last an entire month. March, 2019 is seen as a good candidate month.

What is the goal of the read-a-thon?

The read-a-thon has 2 primary purposes: get tens of millions of young people currently in school to dramatically increase their reading practice for the extended period of a month, thereby improving their reading proficiency. raise money to dramatically reduce the number of children, worldwide, that are currently out of school due to hunger (those too …

What is the goal of the read-a-thon?Read More »

How would the read-a-thon result in funds to help provide food in a places of learning for hungry, impoverished children?

It is envisioned that the funds will come from pledges of donations for every hour read during the read-a-thon. We hope that local service clubs will drive a lot of the pledges from local businesses and individuals for the hours read by local students. In other words, people and businesses will be encouraged to pledge …

How would the read-a-thon result in funds to help provide food in a places of learning for hungry, impoverished children?Read More »