Reach for the Stars!! Reading Incentive Program

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What is Reach for the Stars!!?

Reach for the Stars!! is a pledge based reading incentive program that works like a “read-a-thon” or reading challenge.  We put books into the hands of students and reward them for reading.  At the same time, it provides the school or organization cash and/or books.

What is the Goal of Reach for the Stars!!?

The goal of the Reach for the Stars!! program is for the participants to read, or to be read to, 300 minutes or more over a two-week period of time, thus developing a reading routine, receiving Usborne and Kane Miller books for participating.This is an average of 30 minutes per weekday. Education experts encourage routine daily reading and recommend a minimum of 30 minutes every day!

Who Can Participate?

This program can benefit any sized organizational group. This would include entire schools, public libraries, individual classrooms, clubs, troops, preschools, ECFE, church groups, home school groups, charities, businesses, etc…

Do Children Go Door-to-Door?

No ! This program will work well seeking just those safe, mentoring friends, family members who will encourage students in their reading.

What benefits the child?
They develop the important habit of daily reading and receive Usborne books and other prizes for participating. The Reach For The Stars program helps children discover the joy of reading and gives them the opportunity to choose their very own high quality Usborne books to keep!

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Two Program Options Are Available

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Commercial-Free Bookfairs

100% of the pledge money is given to the organization
in the form of educational books from the Usborne catalog.

Distribution:

    • 50% in books to participating students
    • 50% in books to the classrooms, library
      and/or incentives for children. (percentages flexible)

 

Fund Raiser Program*

100% of the pledge money is given to the organization
in the form of cash and books from the Usborne catalog.

Distribution:

    • 50% in books to participating students.
    • 30% in CASH is given to the organization.
    • 20% in books to the classrooms, library
      and/or incentives for children. (book %’s are flexible)

Both options offer a 100% return!!

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What is Needed to Run a Reach for the Stars!!?

There is no cost to the organization to run the program.  All materials to run the Reach for the Stars!! reading challenge are provided by Usborne Books — free of charge.

Forms are provided to aid in compiling donation monies and student book orders.  Thorough instructions are given for each step of the program to make things as easy as possible.

Volunteers Needed for a Reach for the Stars!!

A designated “Coach/Cheerleader” is needed to…

  • Distribute the materials to students.
  • Explain the program in an assembly or by classroom.
  • Coach teachers to encourage student participation.
  • Cheer on students in collecting pledges & to meet reading goals

A program “Coordinator” is also needed to…

  • Work with the Usborne Consultant by phone and email.
  • Collect/calculate monies and reading logs from each classroom.
  • Bag books by student and deliver to each classroom.

 

Summer Reading Program

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*The Fundraiser option below is the recommended fundraiser:

Cards for a Cause Fundraiser

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