2016 Ready, Set, Read! Book Bash Fundraiser
Ready, Set, Read! Helping families read together.
Donors and guests are invited to spend the afternoon of Sunday, September 18th, at their founder's beautiful home, in celebration of Ready, Set, Read! We will gather together to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and entertainment, and everyone will be able to participate in our fabulous silent auction. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Join us!
"Ready, Set, Read! prepares young children to become lifelong readers by training their parents to read to them. Partnering with preschools and kindergartens in underserved Los Angeles communities, we provide workshops filled with easy-to-implement tips and hands-on training. We make home reading easier by distributing age-appropriate books to families and donating lending libraries to classrooms. By involving parents in their children’s literacy development, we pave the way for future reading and educational success.
Throughout many of his messages to America, President Barack Obama has spoken decisively about a topic that is fundamental to our children and the success of future generations: education in the home environment and parent involvement. As research studies have proven several times over, when young children read more at home and receive more educational involvement from their parents, they become better equipped for school and are much more likely to succeed in life.
President Obama has said, “Responsibility for our children’s success doesn’t start in Washington – it starts in our homes. No education policy can replace who is involved in their child’s education from day one, who makes sure that children are in school on time, who helps them with their homework and attends those parent-teacher conferences. No government program can turn off the TV set or put away the video games or read to your children.”