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Read To Achieve Overview 2013-14

The 2013-14 Clippers Read to Achieve program had over 75,000 students participate from 229 Los Angeles area schools. Students that participated in the Minutes Challenge read a total of over 10 million minutes during the program. Ambassador School of Global Education 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. In addition to the Minutes Challenge, we received over 200 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 The Accelerated School, St. Benedict School, Alhambra High School, John F. Kennedy High School and Alliance Smidt Technology High School.

Stauffer Middle School – January 21, 2015 – Minutes Challenge Winning School – Middle School

On January 21, 2015, the Los Angeles Clippers took timeout to recognize the students at Stauffer Middle School in Downey for winning the Clippers Read to Achieve Minutes Challenge for the 2014-15 season. During this year’s Minutes Challenge the students at Stauffer Middle School read over 1.7 million minutes, which was the most for any middle school participating in the program. Los Angeles Clippers Alumni Lamond Murray visited the school to speak with the students on the importance of education and reading. Students also participated in a question and answer session with Lamond during the event. 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.

Lincoln Elementary School – January 28, 2015 – Minutes Challenge Winning School – Elementary School

The Los Angeles Clippers took timeout on February 27, 2014 to recognize the students at Lincoln Elementary School in Long Beach for reading over 400,000 minutes during the 2014-15 Clippers Read to Achieve program. Los Angeles Clippers Alumni Lamond Murray participated in a reading timeout with the students, who read more minutes than any other Elementary School in this year’s Read to Achieve program. After the reading timeout students participated in a question and answer session with Lamond. Each student in attendance also 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.

Community Kids Awards 2013-14

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, students who excelled in the Los Angeles Clippers Read to Achieve and FIT programs for 2013-14 were honored during a pregame awards ceremony prior to the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings game at STAPLES Center. More than 65 students, representing 21 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 The Ambassador School of Global Education, San Gabriel Mission Elementary School, San Pedro Elementary School, Abbott Elementary School, West Middle School, Madrona Middle School and Eleanor J. Toll Middle School were honored as Read to Achieve All-Stars. Classes from The Accelerated School and St. Benedict School were honored for their submissions in the Storybook Challenge and students from John F. Kennedy High School, Alhambra High School and Alliance Smidt Technology High School were honored for their work in the Short Story and Poetry Slam N Jam. This year’s FIT Squad featured students from Soleado Elementary School, Holmes Avenue Elementary School, Sacred Heart School, Jefferson Elementary School, St. Benedict School, Ingenium Charter Middle School, Alliance College Ready Middle Academy, St. Ferdinand School, Hughes Middle School and Richardson Middle School.

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.