'Write To Read' Program At Camp Sweeney Helps Young People Re-Engage With EducationStatistics show that 85% of young people in juvenile hall are functionally illiterate. But they are far less likely to commit another crime if they get the kind of support that comes from this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Zuckerberg, Chan Give $30M To Harvard And MIT For LiteracyFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are giving Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology $30 million to help improve the literacy skills of elementary school students across the nation.
Unique Literacy Program Links Reading, Writing, And TypingHundreds of thousands of children all over the world have learned to read and write thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner's unique approach.
Most Literate Cities In America: Washington D.C. Tops ListAccording to a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University, Washington D.C. is the most literate city in the country.
Bookshare Program Makes Books Digitally AccessibleFor giving the visually-impaired and physically-challenged equal opportunities to read and enjoy books, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Betsy Beaumon.
Raiders Player And Wife Share Books And Hope With East Bay KidsRead, understand, succeed, and hope - or "R.U.S.H." -- that's the message from this week's Jefferson Award winners, and Oakland Raiders player and his wife.
Peninsula Teenager Leads Youth Literacy CampaignHe teaches science, math, and finance, collects books and board games for kids... and this week's Jefferson Award winner is still a teenager!
Bay Area Skating Star Kristi Yamaguchi Returns To Ice To Benefit Child LiteracyOlympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi will return to the ice along with fellow Olympian Brian Boitano to benefit childhood literacy.
Best Summer Reading Events For Kids In The South BaySummer reading programs are a wonderful opportunity to get kids excited about reading. Check out this list of the South Bay's five best summer reading programs for kids.
Combining Medical Checkups With Literacy In Vallejo Medical check-ups for young children in the Bay Area sometimes include something extra for young patients. One such clinic in Vallejo is a perfect example of that.
Community Corner: Nonprofit Partners With Macy's For Children's LiteracyReading Is Fundamental has partnered with Macy's in their latest "Be Book Smart" campaign to raise 1 million books for underserved children across the country.