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Read to Achieve Overview 2011-12
The 2011-12 Clippers Read to Achieve program had over 17,000 students participate from 53 Los Angeles area schools. Students that participated in the Minutes Challenge read a total of over 5 million minutes during the program. Foshay Learning Center and Bethune Middle School, both in Los Angeles, were the winning Elementary and Middle Schools, respectively, for the Minutes Challenge. Both schools received a school visit from a Clippers Player and an iPad Mobile Learning Lab for their school. In addition to the Minutes Challenge, we received over 100 submissions for the Storybook Challenge and the Short Story and Poetry Slam N Jam. The winners of the Storybook Challenge and Short Story and Poetry Slam N Jam were from from 42nd Street Elementary School, San Gabriel Mission Elementary School, Mary Star of the Sea High School and Garfield High School.
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    Bethune Middle School - January 13, 2012 – Minutes Challenge Winning School – Middle School
    The Los Angeles Clippers took timeout to recognize the students of the Read to Achieve Minutes Challenge at Bethune Middle School on January 13, 2012. Los Angeles Clippers Forward Ryan Gomes took part in a reading timeout at Bethune Middle School whose students read over 3 million minutes during the Read to Achieve Minutes Challenge. Following the reading timeout each child in attendance took part in a question and answer and autograph session with Ryan and received books and school supplies as part of the Clippers Read to Achieve program.

    In addition to the reading timeout, Bethune Middle School won an iPad Mobile Learning Lab for their school, courtesy of a grant for Windsong Trust.

    The goal of the Los Angeles Clippers Read to Achieve program is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people by providing greater access to books and technology while encourage families and adults to read regularly with young children.

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    Foshay Learning Center – January 23, 2012 – Minutes Challenge Winning School – Elementary School
    The Los Angeles Clippers took timeout to recognize the students at Foshay Learning Center as the Read to Achieve Minutes Challenge winner for elementary schools for the 2011-12 season. Students at Foshay Learning Center read over 125,000 minutes during the 2011-12 Read to Achieve program. Along with a reading timeout, the students at Foshay Learning Center also won an iPad Mobile Learning Lab for their school, courtesy of a grant from Windsong Trust. On January 23, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers Forward Ryan Gomes helped to deliver the iPad Mobile Learning Lab and participate in a Reading Timeout with the students. Along with the students, Ryan read a story using the iPad’s and participated in a question and answer session. After the Reading Timeout the students also got the chance to play educational games and read stories on their new iPads. Each student in attendance received a t-shirt, book and school supplies courtesy of the Read to Achieve program.

    The goal of the Los Angeles Clippers Read to Achieve program is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people by providing greater access to books and technology while encourage families and adults to read regularly with young children.

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    Community Kids Awards 2011-12
    On Saturday, April 14, 2012, students who excelled in the Los Angeles Clippers Read to Achieve and FIT programs for 2011-12 were honored during a pregame awards ceremony prior to the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors game at STAPLES Center. More than 65 students, representing 9 Los Angeles area schools, were honored as Read to Achieve All-Stars, Storybook Challenge and Short Story and Poetry Slam ‘N’ Jam winners and FIT Squad members. Students from San Gabriel Mission Elementary School, Cross Road Christian Academy, West Middle School, Inglewood High School, Bishop Alemany High School and Garfield High School were honored for the becoming Read to Achieve All-Stars and students from Ritter Elementary School were honored as our FIT Squad. The Storybook Challenge was won by classes from 42nd Street Elementary School and San Gabriel Mission Elementary School and students from Mary Star of the Sea High School and Garfield High School won the Short Story and Poetry Slam N Jam. Each student received an awards plaque, t-shirt and goody bag which included books and school supplies courtesy of the Clippers Read to Achieve program. After the awards ceremony, the students participated in an on-court recognition before the game and then were escorted to their seats to enjoy the game with their families and friends.

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