Celebrity readers help us shine a spotlight on the importance of literacy in early childhood development. Jumpstart's Read for the Record®, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is a campaign that brings together millions of Americans to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record for reading the same book on the same day. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® campaign has benefited from consistent celebrity support over the years, including actress Bridget Moynahan, singer Justin Bieber, actress Mary-Louise Parker, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actor Bill Cosby and singer Patti LaBelle.
|This year, we are thrilled to have GRAMMY Award winning & multi-platinum artist Ashanti as our Celebrity Ambassador! Learn more here.|
“I’m really excited to participate in Read for the Record and play a role in making a positive impact in the lives of children by giving them a ‘jump start.’” - Ashanti
Ashanti kicked off Jumpstart's Read for the Record live on the TODAY Show as she read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad to children at the New York Public Library.