News

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
October 21, 2014
 
Contact: Ashley Simmons, Office of the Mayor
(704) 336-3438 or 704-614-9116
asimmons@charlottenc.gov
 
CHARLOTTE, NC – Jumpstart, a national early education non-profit organization, is partnering with local schools and community organizations to shine a spotlight on the importance of early education through Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record.
 
In an effort to break the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day, people across the country will unite on October 21, 2014 in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells.
 
Mayor Dan Clodfelter issued an official proclamation declaring October 21, 2014 as Read for the Record Day in the City of Charlotte to recognize Jumpstart’s history of successful early education programming and partnerships nationally and in the local community.
 
“Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a call to action to recognize the importance of quality early education, especially for our nation’s most vulnerable children. All children deserve the chance to succeed and we’re incredibly proud to support Jumpstart’s Read for the Record in Charlotte,” said Clodfelter.
 
In 2013, more than 2.4 million people participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Since the campaign’s inception in 2006, Jumpstart has raised more than $8.6 million for early education programs across the country.
For more information, about Read for the Record, visit http://www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-record.
 
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ABOUT JUMPSTART 
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.