Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2016

Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2016 Photo
Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2016 Photo

The Story

EVENT DATE: Oct 27, 2016

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to help address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, millions of children and adults will gather to learn, laugh, and read this year's campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience. Read for the Record inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education, and puts books in the hands of more children across the country. 


How Can You R-F-T-R?

  • Register to Read: Sign up, buy the book, and download free resources at readfortherecord.org
  • Fundraise for the Record: Show your support for early education by making a donation or starting a fundraiser on Crowdrise
  • Take Action: Spread the word by getting your school, library, or community involved
  • Read for the Record: Read The Bear Ate Your Sandwich on October 27 

To learn more about the campaign, please visit readfortherecord.orgQuestions? Email us at rftr@jstart.org.