Turning the page to kindergarten success.
Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience.
On October 21, 2014, people across the country will unite to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, a comical story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans, by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one day of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate in an effort to jumpstart a child’s future and help children enter school prepared to succeed. Adults and children will be encouraged to read this year’s official book, "Bunny Cakes" and participate in related literacy activities.
This campaign will bring together Mississippians who share a common goal: to break last year’s reading record by having the most readers of the same children’s book in one day. Children will also engage in literacy through the arts to ensure that they have memorable learning experiences.
If you would like to participate and volunteer to read in an early childhood classroom in Mississippi on October 21, 2014, the official Read for the Record day, please contact Kesia Horton, Education Specialists, at 601-432-6565.