In 1997, Philadelphia hosted the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future. The summit aimed to “turn the tide for America’s youth,” with a particular focus on those who were not provided a fair start due to the ills associated with poverty and struggling school districts.
Book Bank at Philadelphia READS
The PHILADELPHIA READS Book Bank is a resource for educators who serve our city’s children and youth within daycare, preschool, public, private, charter, parochial, religious, and after-school classrooms.Learn More
Reading Olympics at Philadelphia READS
In 2003 five schools in the West Region of the School District of Philadelphia and schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in collaboration with PHILADELPHIA READS, started what was to become a large city wide reading competition.Learn More
Reading Is love at Philadelphia READS
Reading is Love is a multimedia project of PHILADELPHIA READS. PHILADELPHIA READS is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office on Education in collaboration with The Free Library of Philadelphia and The School District of Philadelphia.Learn More