Joining the cause
With 68 percent of our nation's fourth graders reading below proficiency level†, the chances of them struggling even more throughout school will likely increase. But here's the good news — you can help fight that trend. You don't have to be a parent or teacher to help change a student's life. Join us in the cause to promote literacy — find out more on our FAQ page.
We offer three ways to get involved:
If you read to a child — or listen while a child reads to you — you have the power to help him or her become a skilled reader. Reading aloud to a child has been shown to build language skills that are essential to later success in learning to read‡. It also builds interest in reading and promotes the love of a lifelong skill.
Don't have extra time, but want to get involved? Donate a book to our program! Everyone deserves the chance to read a good book, and you can help make it happen. Donate a book at any of our University of Phoenix locations during one of our partnership initiatives, or select a specific book to purchase for a school of your choice at a Scholastic Books book fair.
University of Phoenix has teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Houston A+ Challenge to build Reading Rooms at select locations and schools in the area to provide support and materials to increase literacy. Read.Play.Win! Reading Rooms build reading skills and promote love of reading among low-income elementary students.