Reach Out and Read (ROR) Michigan is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
ROR builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age through 5 years of age. The 3.8 million families served annually by ROR (nationally) read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills..
There are 103 Michigan programs in 31 counties, reaching 105,000 children. In FY 2010, Reach Out and Read Michigan distributed over 125,000 books. Reach Out and Read Michigan is an affiliate of Reach Out and Read (link www.reachoutandread.org) and a program of the Pediatric Foundation of Michigan, Michigan Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (link www.miaap.org).
Why ROR works
Borders August Book Drive to Benefit ROR Michigan!
For the 4th consecutive year, we are honored to be the beneficiary of Borders Book Drive! We hope to have 20,000 new and appropriate books purchased and donated by customers this year. Our Summer of A Million Books goal is 30,000 - the number of new books our programs will give to children this summer. All donated books stay in Michigan, supporting our programs.
Nearly all Michigan Borders/Borders Express/Waldenbooks stores are involved. Watch for Teddy Bear Clinics at your local store – check on our Facebook page for details on our EVENTS tab.
We truly value the partnership that we have with Borders - a Michigan-based company. Your support of ROR Michigan also directly supports a great Michigan company.