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Free books available for elementary students at Meals to Go sites

Posted June 8, 2020

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Approximately 1,300 books are available for students while supplies last.

Volunteers from Broadway Baptist Church will start distributing new books to Fort Worth ISD elementary-aged students at Meals to Go pickup sites on June 11.

The books, donated by children’s literacy nonprofit Reading Partners, are available in English and Spanish for student use at home. Each book will include a reading comprehension card for parents to use as they help guide their child’s reading.

Meals To Go locations are open from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 18 schools across the FWISD through June.

The book distribution coincides with Fort Worth ISD’s initiative – 100 X 25 FWTX – which sets a goal of 100% of third graders reading at or above grade level by the year 2025. Superintendent Kent P. Scribner is partnering with Mayor Betsy Price and city business officials to lead the communitywide Read Fort Worth initiative. This collective impact strategy engages parents, grandparents and caregivers as well as volunteers from the city’s business sector, higher education, nonprofit organizations and the faith-based community.

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