We are very close to reaching our goal for the Read On! book drive. Faith, business and community groups have been collecting books over the past three months. Our goal is to give ten books to every Pre-K through third grade child in Dayton. So far, we have achieved 75% of our goal of 85,000 books.
We want to distribute the books in May so children have something to read during the summer. Each child will receive ten books for ten weeks of summer vacation. Students who do not read during summer break lose two months of reading achievement, on average. And it is estimated that 60% of urban households have no books.