The Portland Trail Blazers and Knowledge Universe teamed up this year to help local K-3rd graders meet their reading goals through the Read BIG program. Read BIG aligns perfectly with our philanthropic focus and we’re thrilled to have this program running in all five Portland Metro districts, reaching 30,000 students since it started last fall. Blazers center Robin Lopez, an avid reader himself, has led the way for Read BIG. (Watch him, and our own Tom Wyatt, in the program’s PSA.)
Last Wednesday we celebrated Read BIG’s amazing first year with the students and families of Kelly Elementary: who collectively read an amazing 17,799 books, the most of any school in the program.
Stay tuned for more details on a visit from Lopez to the NSC to cap off the first year of this successful partnership.