Ready 2 Read / Wise Words

Ready 2 Read / Wise Words

Our second-grade programs inspire students to read for pleasure by providing a library of high-interest books for classroom use.  By developing a daily habit of reading, students foster their own creativity and critical thinking, helping them achieve success in school.  These programs award incentive prizes to students for reaching reading milestones. Volunteers visit classrooms twice per month to read to students and distribute prizes.

Ready 2 Read is a collaborative effort between Better Basics and The Rotaract Club of Birmingham benefitting students in Birmingham City Schools. Wise Words, a similar program, is offered to other school systems.