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IMG_37262015-2016 Donor Update

Raising A Reader is off to a strong start in 2015-2016.

  • So far this school year we have facilitated 57 parent events with cumulative attendance of 1,100 parents
  • Weekly book bags for 2,100 children from Parachute to Aspen
  • Local civic groups are choosing us to be the beneficiary of their events. Recent examples:  The annual PEO Elegant Auction & Luncheon at Hotel Colorado in December, Cowboy Up Carbondale  last fall, and a special Glenwood Vaudeville Review outing with Glenwood Springs Rotary.

Thank you for your generosity and support. You are fostering reading success and school readiness for 2,100 children!

Why Give? 

In 2015, several researchers compared language in 100 randomly chosen popular storybooks to the words spoken in more than 4,000 every day conversations between parents and children. In nearly every random sample, the books contained far more unique words than the conversations. Children learn language by hearing language. Verbal skills at entry into kindergarten predict reading success later in school. When families have access to story books and parents engage in lots of positive verbal interaction, children thrive.


See who our CURRENT PARTNERS in giving are.



Click here for a form: Contribution Form.pdf

P.O. Box 2533

Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

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Pediatrics: Limiting Screen Time

PBS Video: Raising of America-Are We Crazy About Our Kids?


Although every child is born with the potential for success, not all are born into an environment equipped to maximize that potential. A deeply engaged parent with access to a steady stream of books is a critical first step toward that brilliant future. Thank you again for your partnership and your commitment to the success of our region’s children.

-Rick Blauvelt, Executive Director