May 1, 2017
NASHVILLE – Tennesseans for Student Success today kicks off their annual summer reading initiative encouraging students to spend at least twenty minutes a day this summer finding their adventure in a book.
“Tristar Reads is a more than a website to log reading hours over the summer,” said Tennesseans for Student Success President Adam Lister. “It’s a statewide project to encourage all our students to keep reading through the summer months. The days between the end of one school year and the start of another don’t always include books, and that lack of continued reading can cause a slide in reading proficiency as Tennessee’s students enter the next grade.”
Lister continued: “We’re inviting all Tennessee students – from Kindergarten to 12th grade – to read with us this summer. As they read, we hope they’ll log their hours at TristarReads.com. At the end of the summer, we’ll award $1,000 college scholarships to three students who’ve logged the most hours. We look forward to hosting celebrity readers at events across the state and on the Tristar Reads social media channels.”
Tristar Reads will run from May 1st through September 1st. Please visit TristarReads.com for rules of entry, suggested reading lists, and more information.