Kumon Students Collect Books for Charity

Donate a Book; Help a Child

TEANECK, N.J. – Across the country, thousands of Kumon Math and Reading Center students are collecting new and gently-used children's books for schools and non-profit children's organizations in honor of National Book Month. The public is welcome to join the book drive by donating books to the 115 participating centers throughout October.

The need is great. In middle-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books per child is 13 to one, while in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is one age-appropriate book for every 300 children.

"The ability to read is an essential life skill." says Dr. Mary Mokris, education specialist for Kumon. "Access to books is critical to helping children learn to read and for continuing their development by reading to learn. More than 80 percent of preschools and after-school programs serving low-income populations have no age-appropriate books for their students."

Families who donate books will receive a copy of Kumon's Recommended Reading List in appreciation of their contribution. The list contains hundreds of titles designed to help parents select books that enhance their children's appreciation and understanding of the English language and develop a lifelong love for reading. At least a third of the books on the Recommended Reading List have won literary awards such as the Newbery, Pulitzer Prize, Caldecott and the National Book Awards, presented by the National Book Foundation. Kumon will also donate a complete set of 280 books from Kumon's Recommended Reading List to the Homes for the Homeless organization in New York City.

"At Kumon, we believe all students have the ability to achieve their full potential." said Dr. Mokris. "By helping children develop strong reading skills, an interest in reading daily, we can help them to become life-long learners."

Kumon Centers will donate books to 60 charities and local schools such as: Homes for the Homeless, Better World Books, Head Start, Boys & Girls Club, Dream House for Kids, The Pajama Program, Access Books, Spread the Word Nevada-Kids to Kids, Harmony House, Project Night-Night, Read Aloud Virginia, 826 Boston and United Way.

About Kumon Math and Reading Centers

Kumon [Koo-mon] is an after-school math and reading program. The learning method uses a systematic individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 Kumon Centers in 46 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide.

###

Share this Story:

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

SiempreTax
SiempreTax+ is a low-investment tax franchise opportunity. SiempreTax+ specializes in tax return preparation for individuals and small businesses in...
Club Pilates
Are you looking for an opportunity to explore other paths in your life? Are you trying to change things up or find something that offers you more...
Lightbridge Academy
Lightbridge Academy has a way of making parents and children feel like they’re special. Here, they are surrounded by a Circle of Care that’s more...
WaveMAX Laundry
WaveMAX is the franchise for you. We are looking for professionals that want to build a multi-unit franchise empire.
Homewatch CareGivers
Homewatch CareGivers gives entrepreneurs a proven path to financial success as well as the opportunity to make a positive change in the world. We are...

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)