Read for the Record

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Jumpstart's Read for the Record®

Turn the page to kindergarten success. 

Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Recordmobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience. 

On October 21, 2014, people across the country united to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, a comical story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans, by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. 



Campaign Impact

Each year, the campaign has shone a national spotlight on America's early education achievement gap and highlighted Jumpstart's programs as a way to address this crisis. Since 2006, the campaign has:

  • Engaged 11.5 MILLION children
  • Raised more than $8.6 MILLION for early education programs
  • Provided more than 1.6 MILLION books for children in low-income neighborhoods