Read to Achieve

Program Overview

The Read to Achieve program presented by the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and in partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt strives to have every student in the Boston Public School system reading at grade level. To that end, the Celtics in partnership with ReadBoston have worked to meet this goal by tracking the amount of time elementary school students read each week and rewarding those who meet the requirement with a special Read to Achieve prize each month. As an added incentive, members of the Celtics team and organization host a monthly read-aloud event with a participating school to re-emphasize the importance of literacy and education.


Read to Achieve Events

December 5, 2013 - C's Read to Otis Elementary School Students
Forty wide-eyed students from Otis Elementary School entered the Celtics practice facility on the afternoon of December 5, 2013, and were treated to a day of reading with Celtics players.
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September 25, 2013 - C's Take Duck Boat Tour, Stress Importance of Reading
Several Celtics and students from the John P. Holland School came together for a special Read to Achieve event on the Charles River.
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March 14, 2013 - Celtics Visit Perkins School for the Blind
Following a successful 14-point victory the night before versus the Toronto Raptors, Jason Terry and newly acquired guard Terrence Williams visited the Grousbeck Center at the Perkins School for the Blind.
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February 4, 2013 - Celtics Host Event at Henderson Elementary
Celtics players Paul Pierce and Chris Wilcox, along with former Celtic Keyon Dooling, visited Henderson Elementary School on February 4, 2013 for a Read to Achieve event.
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January 29, 2013 - Green, Terry Perform Play With Third-Graders
Celtics players Jeff Green and Jason Terry arrived on the morning of January 29, 2013 at the Suffolk Construction Training Center, where they performed a play with 20 third-graders from Mason Pilot Elementary School.
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December 11, 2012 - Celtics Promote Literacy at the Kenny School
Despite a busy game schedule, Celtics players Jason Collins and Jeff Green, along with former guard and current Player Development Coordinator Keyon Dooling, didn’t want to miss the chance to hang out with 60 students from the Kenny School in an effort to promote literacy.
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November 29, 2012 - Celtics Host Read to Achieve Event at Museum of Science
Three Celtics players read and talked with a group of students who had been selected to attend an event based on their daily reading habits.
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