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R.E.A.D. 25

R.E.A.D. 25, a 501c(3) organization that promotes literacy, leadership, and life skills through a national literacy program entitled, The R.E.A.D. 25 Literacy Initiative. 

R.E.A.D. 25 Inc. is a 501c(3) non‐profit organization that promotes leadership, life skills and literacy.
Our national literacy campaign entitled, The R.E.A.D. 25 Initiative aims to encourage and reward students for increasing their literacy aptitude through reading. It is estimated that by reading 25 books, students will read approximately 1,000,000 words during the school year! Research has shown that this increases vocabulary development, reading comprehension, reading stamina, reading fluency and writing proficiency. It also increases motivation and fosters an increased zeal for overall academics.


In the United States, illiteracy accounts for half of the adults living in poverty, three‐quarters of all person
unemployed, and nearly nine out of ten juvenile offenders. The Workforce Act of 1998 defines literacy as “an
individual’s ability to read, write, speak English, compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family of the individual and in society.” The R.E.A.D. 25 Literacy Initiative objectives are:


* To encourage 1 million students to read 25 grade level appropriate books each year
* To encourage parents, guardians and mentors to read with their children for 25 minutes daily
* To encourage teachers to have their students read cooperatively with feedback for at least 25 minutes once a week


Through contributions, events and sponsorships, we are able to provide books, tutoring and incentive based educational tools and resources to students committed to the R.E.A.D. 25 program! Our incentives will include but are not limited to scholarships, uniform vouchers, tutorial assistance, tickets to professional sporting events, concerts tickets, clothing / apparel, electronics, computers / software, books and much more!


Dexter Humphrey
Founder and CEO

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