Through its CGI Commitment to Action, Kids Read Now has committed to helping stop the summer slide with an expansion of its summer program focused on first through third graders. This expansion includes regular data collection focusing on student reading levels, yielding real-time data that will allow the program to measure the results of its efforts and make improvements as it grows.
Kids Read Now, a 501(c)3 supported by the One Call Now Foundation, provides books for participating children to read and keep, allowing them to start a personal library that grows as they do. Student progress is tracked with weekly phone calls made to families through the One Call Now message notification system. Participants receive interactive phone calls, text messages, and smart phone app messages.