Race2Read Update: APS Reaches 3 Million Milestone Thanks to Top Student Readers and Partners

Fun facts about three: It is the number of good fortune, the first number that forms a geometrical figure – the triangle, which is considered the number of harmony, wisdom and understanding — and it is the milestone we just hit because of all of you! 

APS Race2Read has reached 3 million minutes and counting, as we inch closer to reaching our 2020-2021 goal of 10-million minutes as part of the 2020-2021 citywide reading challenge.

Top Student Readers

Congratulations to all of our top #Race2Read students who made reading a priority, including Langston and Lincoln Stallworth from Peyton Forest Elementary School; Zada Sanders from Therrell High School; Adrianna and Alaynna Roberts from Deerwood Academy, and Ella, Beau and Riley Sipe from Sutton Middle and E. Rivers elementary schools. You can become a top reader, too, by reading anywhere and everywhere and logging your minutes at Race2read.org.

Join the Winter Reading Challenge

Be sure to also join APS students in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Books Like Us,” now until Jan. 31. Schools and communities with the highest level of participation will be rewarded with prizes, including book collections and virtual author visits. Once registered for the city-wide #Race2Read challenge at Race2Read.org, community members will be automatically enrolled in #WinterRead2021. APS students can contact their school library media specialist for additional details.

Partner Shout Out: Everybody Wins

Special thanks to our partners from Everybody Wins for passing out books and #Race2Read bookmarks to the students of Garden Hills, Dunbar, Barack and Michelle Obama Academy, Thomasville Heights, and Centennial elementary schools. Through its Study Hall Project, students at Carver High School received books as well.

Download the Beanstack Tracker

Logging your minutes just got that much easier! Download the “Beanstack Tracker” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play and register to start logging your minutes for the citywide #Race2Read challenge today.

To help APS reach the goal of 10 million minutes for the new school year, register as an individual or a family at www.race2read.org. For more information on Race2Read and volunteer opportunities, contact EducationEquity@ulgatl.org.

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