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We empower children to read, learn and grow

RIF is the leading champion for children’s literacy through meaningful research, quality content and equal access to impact all kids with the power of reading.

IN 1966, A MOVEMENT BEGAN WITH A SINGLE IDEA: GIVE BOOKS TO KIDS. AND FOR 50 YEARS, WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED THAT AND MORE.

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Since 1966, RIF has distributed more than 412 million books to 40 million children nationwide, improving their ability to read, learn and grow. 

Two thirds of children have no books65 percent of 4th graders 8000 high school students drop out

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Digital Literacy Crisis – The Education System Needs to ‘Get With The Game’

DNotesEDU

Apr. 13, 2017 - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, and there has been a dismal effort at best to prepare both students and the current workforce for upcoming jobs.

By 2027, Smartphone Literacy Levels Will Exceed Those of 24 Million U.S. Adults

GoodCall

Mar. 30, 2017 - Are you smarter than a smartphone? Will you still be in 10 years? The questions aren’t crazy. Literacy levels among American adults have stayed pretty stagnant in the...

The Need to Read

The Wall Street Journal

Nov. 25, 2016 - We all ask each other a lot of questions. But we should all ask one question a lot more often: “What are you reading?”

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