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The Antidote to Summer Learning Loss? Reading and Outdoor Play

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Ready, Set, Go: NFL Player Chris Draft Challenges Kids to Get Active in Reading and Exercise

Do you remember when you fell in love with reading? Many of us can recall that defining moment when we realized that reading is fun.

For veteran NFL player Chris Draft, it was the day his mother took him and his brother to get their library cards. He recalled how special he felt at that moment, later emphatically proclaiming to his friends saying, “Man, look I got my library card!”

Let's Read. Let's Move: Summer Reading Event

Let's Read. Let's Move event at the Department of Education.

Summer of a Million Books

One million is a pretty powerful number. The idea that we can help one million people in need may seem like an overwhelming and unattainable goal. But this summer, Reach Out and Read demonstrated that when thousands of committed volunteers join together, they can do exactly that.

Good Gardening with One Hen

One Hen, Inc. is an innovative organization that helps children to become global citizens by equipping teachers with interactive resources that teach elementary school children about world issues and how they can make a difference. This summer, One Hen is teaming up with United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move to encourage summer reading and take on the problem of access to healthy and affordable food!

Five Special Guests and Five Books: Spotlighting Literacy and Volunteerism at the Final Event in ED’s “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.” Series

Ed Note: This blog is cross-posted from the ED.gov blog.

Kick...Run...Jump...Sweat.... and READ!

The United We Serve: Let's Read. Let's Move team is thrilled to partner with Up2Us this summer. Last week, Up2Us volunteers helped deliver 10,000 books to 90 youth teams nationwide.

When a youth sports coach says ‘run’, kids run. That’s because kids respect and listen to their coaches. That led us to a simple idea: when a coach says read, youth will do just that this summer.

Department of Education Answers the Call to Service

Ed Note: This blog is cross-posted from the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation blog

“First Grandmother” Marian Robinson joins Secretary Duncan for Let’s Read. Let’s Move.

Mrs. Marian Robinson, mother of First Lady Michelle Obama, and over 100 local students from Columbia Heights Youth Club’s Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program, the Alexandria Happy Home Child Learning Center and the D.C. Bilingual Public Charter School joined Secretary Arne Duncan at the Department of Education for the fourth installment of the Department’s “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.” summer enrichment series.

Camp Rotary Gets a Visit from Congressman Courtney

On Friday, U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney (2nd District – Connecticut) stopped by to visit a program that is carrying out the mission and goals of United We Serve Let’s Read. Let’s Move. Camp Rotary is a five-week summer program for middle school students in New London, Connecticut. The camp is made possible by a unique partnership between the Connecticut College Office of Volunteers for Community Service, New London Public Schools, the Rotary Club of New London, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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