GOVERNOR TO LAUNCH SIXTH SUMMER READING CHALLENGE PROGRAM; ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TERRITORY-WIDE TO PARTICIPATE
Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. is for the sixth consecutive year encouraging young students across the territory to read as many books as they can over their summer vacations.
The sixth Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge Program will kick off on June 21, 2014 and continue through August 15, 2014. The initiative promotes literacy by encouraging children to read and helps them to discover and collect books that they can use to start their own personal libraries.
This year’s Challenge is open to all of the territory’s public, private, and parochial students between Kindergarten and 8th grade.
“Every year, the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge provides motivation for the territory’s youth to develop a passion for reading. The four previous Reading Challenge programs encouraged the territory’s children to discover knowledge and adventure on the written page, and open worlds of imagination towards becoming committed readers throughout their lives,” de Jongh said. “I look forward to launching the 2014 program, and encourage all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade to participate.” read more…
Both conventional and e-books count towards the Summer Reading Challenge. For a list of suggestions, visit www.readfive.org.
The Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge is a partnership between the Office of the Governor, the V.I. Department of Education, Virgin Islands Public Libraries and the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. The governor also thanks TV2 for being this year’s key sponsor.
For additional information, contact: Sekoia Rogers, 693-4316