Commitment to Action

Giving Children Books For Keeps

Commitment by

Books for Keeps

In 2011, Books for Keeps commited to work in Athens, Georgia to prevent summer slide, a reading achievement loss that contributes significantly to the achievement gap between children from low-income families and their fellow students, by giving 12 high-interest books to every student in kindergarten through fifth grades at every Athens elementary school where 90 percent or more students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

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Commitment

Giving Children Books For Keeps

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$184,424

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Books for Keeps

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Clarke County School District