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We empower children to read, learn and grow

For 50 years, Reading Is Fundamental has used its experience and expertise to motivate and inspire young children to read. Millions of children need help improving their reading skills. Millions of children need RIF.

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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Sept. 7, 2016 - During their long, languid summers, lots of children forget the lessons they learned in school. But the hot empty months pose an especially big academic hurdle for poor...

How Worried Should you Be About Your Child’s Screentime?

LinkedIn

Aug. 25, 2016 - The numbers would make you believe that we (and our kids) do nothing but sit and stare at our screens all day.

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