The single greatest predictor of future academic and career success is reading on grade level by the end of the third grade. Help our community clear the pathway to success for our children.

Help us promote literacy by sharing your photos this month of your favorite book or of you and/or a family member reading a book and you could win a prize!

We are celebrating literacy during the month of April as a part of DEPC’s Week of the Young Child Celebration. You could win a prize basket full of books and summer fun items. All you need to do is share a photo of you and/or your child reading on social media using the #ReadtoRise. Be creative! Get the whole family involved.

Here’s all you need to do to participate:

1. Take a photo or selfie of you and/or a family member showing how you are “Reading to Rise.”

2. Post your photo on social media using the hashtag #ReadtoRise.

That’s it! All those who share a photo with the hashtag #ReadtoRise will be entered into a drawing. We hope you will share this campaign with your friends and help us promote reading!

DEPC will share your photos throughout the month of April and on April 28 at Noon DEPC will randomly select a lucky winner to win a gift basket at its State of the Child Luncheon. You do not need to be present at the luncheon to win.

The winner will be notified through social media on April 28.

We look forward to seeing your fun photos and how you are “Reading to Rise”!

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