I launched the City of Learners initiative to emphasize high quality education and continued learning. Too many young people will not have the opportunity to keep learning while they are on summer break. Many will return to school next fall having actually lost academic ground over the summer.
— Talk up the importance of reading at your workplace, your house of worship, your neighborhood and with your children. Encourage and influence all young people to read at least fifteen minutes per day – and to start now!