National Foundation Contest Sends Students on Summer Reading Adventure

Summer Reading Adventure

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) has announced its Summer Reading Adventure Essay Contest.

Students in grades 3-12 attending a public or private school in the U.S. are invited to participate. To enter, students must read a book listed under their corresponding grade level, and tell CLF how the character’s adventure changed the character and how it personally influenced them.

My soon-to-be 4th grader is very excited about the Summer Reading Adventure contest, since she just finished reading The Phantom Toolbooth, one of the three book choices for kids in grades 3 – 5. And once she found out that winners will receive $1,000 for their school library and a Kindle Fire, she sharpened her pencil and started writing.

“Reading is a great way for kids to stay busy and entertained over the summer. Not only can summer reading help lead to better academic performance, it’s a fun activity to take up, especially when kids have more free time,” said Kyra Citron, director of Kid’s Corner. “We’re excited to receive many insightful and talented essays from students around the country.”

CLF’s Kid’s Corner strives to encourage kids not only have a voice, but a role in helping better their community. Kid’s Corner is run by kids for kids, placing the power of change directly in their capable hands. Every child is invited to join with CLF and become a grant maker by telling the organization which non-profit organizations are important to them and how CLF can help.

Entries must be typed and emailed to kidscorner@charleslafitte.org by September 15, 2013. More information about the Summer Reading Adventure essay contest is available online here.

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