Our extremely generous partners help make Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® possible. Take a moment to learn about these dynamic organizations.
Founding and Presenting Sponsor: Pearson Foundation
Pearson, the international education and information company, is Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Founding and Presenting Sponsor. The Pearson Foundation extends Pearson's commitment to education by partnering with leading nonprofit, civic, and business organizations to provide financial, organizational, and publishing assistance across the globe. The Foundation aims to make a difference by sponsoring innovative educational programs and extending its educational expertise to help in classrooms and local communities. For more information, visit pearsonfoundation.org.
Official Book Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Penguin Young Readers Group publishes the official campaign book, Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad. For the seventh consecutive year, the Penguin Young Readers Group is providing the book at the heart of Jumpstart's Read for the Record® and promoting among its readers the importance of reading to children across all regions and cultures in the United States. Learn more at penguingroup.com.
Official Reading Partner: We Give Books
We Give Books is a digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. We Give Books combines the joy of reading with the power of helping others, providing a platform for caregivers and educators to inspire children to become lifelong readers and givers. We Give Books also helps some of the world's best, most inspiring, literacy organizations by spreading the word about their great work and by providing books to the young people these organizations support. For more information, visit wegivebooks.org.
Lakeshore Learning Materials is a leading developer and retailer of top-quality materials for early childhood education programs, elementary schools and homes nationwide. Since 1954, Lakeshore has offered innovative learning materials distinguished by their quality, educational merit and safety.
Media Sponsor: Sprout
Available in over 50 million homes, Sprout is the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. The 24-hour digital channel, which launched in September 2005 along with the website, is the only channel that follows the day of a preschooler from breakfast to bedtime with its distinctive, interactive programming and original hosted blocks. Sprout’s VOD offering is the #1 on demand service for younger children with over one billion views.
Sprout is a partnership among NBCUniversal, PBS, Sesame Workshop and Apax Funds. Its program lineup of gold-standard, curriculum-based preschool shows includes: Sesame Street®, Bob the Builder™, Barney & Friends™, The Wiggles®, Caillou®, Pajanimals™, Thomas & Friends™, LazyTown™, and more.
Media Sponsor: AOL Impact
AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. AOL helps marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions. Learn more at impact.aol.com.
Media Partner: Univision
Es El Momento, launched in February 2010, is Univision’s comprehensive, multi-platform, national education initiative aimed at improving academic achievement among K-12 Hispanic students. The initiative focuses on college readiness, high school and college completion, as well as engaging Hispanic parents and the broader community. This effort is conducted in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, community, education and civil rights groups from around the country. Other partners include ASPIRA, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and NASA. As the premier media company serving the U.S. Hispanic community, Univision’s mission is to inform, entertain and empower Hispanics. Es El Momento builds on Univison’s legacy of supporting community initiatives of importance to Hispanic America, including education, health and civic engagement. Learn more at eselmomento.com.
Campaign Sponsor: Gymboree Play & Music
Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children for over 30 years. Today, there are over 712 locations in over 40 countries, making us the global leader in early childhood development programs. The breadth of the Gymboree Play & Music programming is extensive and covers a wide range of interests that meets the needs of today’s family. Gymboree programs help parents learn about their child—how to participate in and encourage his or her development—while enjoying the simple pleasure of playing together. Coupled with interactive activities, Gymboree offers the perfect environment for parents and children to meet peers and foster friendships for life. Gymboree Play & Music understands the relationships and experiences children have in the first years of life have a profound impact on their future. Together, Gymboree Play & Music helps to optimize this limited opportunity and provides the foundation for learning in the years to come. Learn more at gymboreeclasses.com.
Jumpstart Reading Partners
Jumpstart’s Reading Partners are helping to close the achievement gap for millions of American children from low-income backgrounds. With their generous support, we’re able to spread the word about Read for the Record far and wide.