The RIF model
The joy of reading underlies everything we do to drive the reading frequency, motivation, and engagement children need to become skilled readers. The joy of reading is a critical complement to the science of reading depicted in Scarborough’s Reading Rope. Learn more about RIF’s joy of reading framework as well as explore the research that supports RIF’s model and learn more about RIF’s Theory of Change models that form the foundation for all of our programmatic work.
RIF’s program and content offerings provide both physical and digital books and reading resources to meet children where they live, learn, and play, creating a culture of reading in the classroom and at home. Our programs are customizable and scalable to ensure that we are effectively supporting our educators, families, literacy advocates, and the corporate and foundation partners who make our work possible.
Since 1966, RIF has worked to close the equity gap for children by providing books and reading resources to communities nationwide. In the 55+ years since, we’ve had an impact on the lives of over 160 million children, creating generations of RIF Kids along the way.
children impacted throughout all 50 states, DC, and all U.S. territories.
books and reading resources distributed in person and online.
focused on closing equity gaps by reaching children in historically underserved communities.
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