United WE READ Challenge: How many minutes can you read this March?

United WE READ Challenge: How many minutes can you read this March?

Parents/Guardians, celebrate National Reading Month by joining the United WE READ Challenge! 

March is National Reading Month! To encourage daily reading, Hartford Public Schools has partnered with the United Way and the Hartford Campaign for Grade-Level Reading who have created the United WE READ Challenge

To participate, students will pledge to read for 20 minutes daily throughout the month of March

Have children pledge to read 20 minutes every day during National Reading Month, then register your family for a chance to win exciting prizes, including free books!

Promote reading for a chance to win prizes.

How to Participate

  • Register your family for a chance to win prizes by visiting https://bit.ly/UWRChallenge
  • Have children complete Reading Pledge activity on or around Read Across America Day (March 2, 2022). Note: Paper pledges do not need to be submitted. 

Be sure to share your ideas, success stories and how you’re participating by using #UWRChallenge on social media and be entered to win exciting prizes!

The United WE READ Challenge is one of several initiatives of United WE READ, helping to ensure that our youngest learners reach their highest potential, achieve developmental milestones and improve overall quality of life in our community one story at a time.

Teachers will register their classes online here as a part of the challenge for a chance to receive prizes including free books for every student and a visit from Chompers or Chew Chew, the Hartford Yard Goats’ mascots.

More resources including the pledge sheet, student trackers, and reading activities  are available here.