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Join the Read to Be Ready Father's Day Challenge

Father's Day Father's Day is just around the corner, and we're looking for pictures of Metro Schools students reading with the father figures in their lives!

Currently, only 43 percent of students are reading on grade level by the time they leave third grade in Tennessee. In 2016, Tennessee’s Department of Education launched its Read to Be Ready initiative with the goal of increasing the percentage to 75 percent by 2025.

As part of the Read to Be Ready initiative, Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, Tennessee’s Imagination Library and Southern Word are seeking photos of fathers or other male adults reading with children to raise awareness of the importance of parent engagement and childhood literacy.

In this spirit, please send in photos of fathers or other male adults reading with children. These photos will be compiled in a video slideshow to raise awareness of the importance of childhood literacy and the Read to Be Ready goal.

Be creative! These can be photos of reading with a child at bedtime, during a meal, outside, while working, etc. If you are a mother, send in a photo of you and your father or husband reading with a child.

Click here to complete the release form and attach the photo you would like to submit. You may also e-mail photos directly to photos@governorsfoundation.org.