Jun 3, 2022

KDE Kicks Off Summer Learning Initiative in 30 Districts; Provides Online Resources for All

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(FRANKFORT, KY) – Thirty districts have been selected to participate in this year’s Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics Program, a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Summer Food Service Program and the Children’s Reading Foundation.  

The program will promote family engagement in reading and math by giving away free books and fun items – such as wristbands, bookmarks and magnets – intended to motivate and remind families to read 20 minutes every day. Each of the 30 districts will receive more than 800 books to distribute at their meal sites. Families interested in having their child participate should reach out to their local Summer Food Service Department for more information about meal service sites within their district.