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Today I Read, Tomorrow I Lead

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The October 2022 application period is now closed.

Unique, bright, and indescribable minds 
preparing to make an impact on the world!

Today I Read, Tomorrow I Lead is a reading program designed to motivate elementary scholars from low-income households to read and to improve their reading ability.   Scholars participating in the program will be provided with a home library of books to read independently or with family members accompanied by incentives for reading. Highlights for this program activity include:

  • Rewards and incentives to read regularly.

  • Culturally relevant reading material.

  • A Book Review luncheon held at the end of the school year.

Today Read, Tomorrow I Lead program usually kick-off with an orientation in the fall.  Friends For Life Foundation, Inc. will enroll participating scholars in a monthly book club. They will be required to read at least four books per month from the book club, a local library, or school library. The books read and number of minutes read will be recorded on a reading rewards website, a digital reading log that tracks each participant’s reading.  Participants will be rewarded based on the information recorded on the reading rewards website and the reading evaluation provided by their teacher.

Event 1: Program Orientation
Event 2: First Semester Reading and Teacher Evaluation
Event 3: Second Semester Reading and Teacher Evaluation
Event 4: A Book Review and Awards Luncheon

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