Read to a Million Summer Reading Challenge

GISD Launches the Read to a Million Summer Reading Challenge
Posted on 05/31/2022
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FLINT – With the end of the school year fast approaching, the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is launching an initiative to keep students reading this summer. In an effort to avoid the summer reading slide, GISD is challenging Genesee County schools, students, and their families to read throughout the summer as part of the Read to a Million Summer Reading Challenge!

The Read to a Million Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1, 2022, and ends August 31, 2022. GISD staff has been working to inform all area school districts about the challenge and how they can participate. The school building that has the students with the highest reading percentage recorded during this time will be named the winner.

“The summer reading slide is a real issue,” said Eddie Kindle, Associate Superintendent at GISD. “When students are not engaged in reading and learning during the summer months, they can fall behind and lose essential skills. Participating in the Read to a Million Challenge can boost reading skills, so we hope students and families across Genesee County will accept the challenge!”

Students in Pre-K to 12th grade who attend a Genesee County public school district or public school academy are eligible to participate in the challenge. Administrators in each district have been provided details on how they can get involved. Students will enter the book title, number of pages they read, and their favorite part online. Students who read the most will receive a gift card, and the building with the highest percentage read in the county will also receive a prize!

Research has shown that reading helps improve children’s literacy skills and increases their chances of graduating from high school. Districts are encouraged to join in to help keep students on track and for a little friendly competition!

For more information on how to join the Read to a Million Summer Reading Challenge, contact your child’s school.

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