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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.  Click here for the photo gallery

Bethune Middle School – February 6, 2014 – Minutes Challenge Winning School – Middle School

On February 6, 2014, the Los Angeles Clippers took timeout to recognize the students at Bethune Middle School for winning the Clippers Read to Achieve Minutes Challenge for the 2013-14 season.   During this year’s Minutes Challenge the students at Bethune Middle School read over 4 million minutes, which was the most for any middle school participating in the program.  This was Bethune Middle School’s third year in a row as the top Middle School in the Minutes Challenge.  Los Angeles Clippers Guard Willie Green 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 Willie 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.  Click here for the photo gallery

Ambassador School of Global Education – February 27, 2014 – Minutes Challenge Winning School – Elementary School

The Los Angeles Clippers took timeout on February 27, 2014 to recognize the students at the Ambassador School of Global Education for reading over 300,000 minutes during the 2013-14 Clippers Read to Achieve program.  Los Angeles Clippers Guard Willie Green 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 Willie.  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.  Click here for the photo gallery