Clemson gets kids reading this summer with Tigers Read!

Julia Graeper  //  Jun 20, 2017

Clemson gets kids reading this summer with Tigers Read!

Athletes know how to establish routines that will help them succeed on the field. When it comes to reading, kids need to develop reading routines throughout the year—including summertime—in order to achieve academic success.

In fact, we know from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report that 80% of kids ages 6–17 and 96% of parents agree that reading books during the summer helps kids during the school year.

For the second year in a row, Clemson University, the South Carolina Department of Education and Coach Dabo Swinney's All In Team® Foundation teamed up with Scholastic for "Tigers Read!," a summer reading intervention program for first graders. This year, nearly 1,200 students in districts across South Carolina received backpacks with ten free books to read over the summer. 

And just a few weeks ago, some kids from Tigers Read! got to spend time with Kathleen Swinney, and with players from the 2016 National Championship team (and Clifford!) to share the joy of reading. 

To learn more, go to edu@scholastic, and find out how kids can establish reading routines.

And check out the pictures from the event, below!

Photos by Ken Scar.