Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in News
While school might be far from the minds of most children during summer, the youngest members of the KU Alumni Association—our Future Jayhawks—didn’t mind cracking the books and participating in the Association’s Summer Reading Challenge.
The program, in its third year, encourages students of all ages to spend a few minutes each day reading. Participants are encouraged to read either 31 books or 31 hours throughout the month of July. Even babies can get in on the action—we’ll count books that are read to them.
Last year’s efforts topped the inaugural year of the program, and this year’s numbers tallied even higher:
- 198 Future Jayhawks completed the Summer Reading Challenge
- Future Jayhawks read a total of 4,960 books in July
- Older children ages 8-18 read 1,178 hours in July
We’re thrilled to hear that Future Jayhawks spent some quality time with books during their summer vacation! Those who completed the challenge received a special gift in the mail.
If your Future Jayhawk completed the summer reading challenge, don’t forget to send in their sheet! To sign up your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews for the program so they can participate in future activities like this, visit www.kualumni.org/futurejayhawks.