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Welcome to RIF's new Causes page.
By uniting Book People like you, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is igniting a movement to get books to kids who need them most.
Founded in 1966, RIF is the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit organization. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF has provided 400 million free, new books to more than 35 million children.
For more information about RIF and free reading activities and resources, visit us at http://www.rif.org.
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Study after study underscores the importance of adequately preparing students for success even before they enter a classroom, starting with reading at an early age. But there is only 1 book for every 300 children in low-income communities in the U.S. The child without books is on his or her way to becoming ... • 1 of the 33 percent of 4th graders who cannot read at the basic level • 1 of…
Take the Book People Unite pledge and declare your belief in the transformative power of books, especially for young minds. 2 out of 3 kids in poverty in the U.S. don't have a book to call their own. Sadly, a child without books starts out behind and is likely to stay behind. Imagine an America where every child has books to keep and cherish. Where a greater number of students earn diplomas.…
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