Atlanta Hawks Read to Achieve

Read to Achieve (RTA) is a year-round program developed by the NBA and NBA Players Association to help young people develop a life-long love for reading. Reaching millions of children worldwide, RTA is supported by all 29 NBA teams, 16 WNBA teams, and 8 National Basketball Development League (NBDL) teams. With additional backing for the NBA's Officials, Parents and Wives of Players Organizations, and the NBA Players Association and Retired Players Association. Read to Achieve is sponsored by Philips Electronics and Sprite.

Through this program, the Atlanta Hawks have created a local All-Star Reading Team!

The Atlanta Hawks Players and Coaching Staff
Atlanta Hawks Alumni Association
Monica Pearson- WSBTV
Jovita Moore- WSBTV
Bob Rathbun- Hawks Broadcaster
Charisse Richardson- Author of "The Real Slam Dunk"
Ryan Stewart- 790 The Zone
Brenda Wood- 11 Alive
Ray Mariner- Star 94 "Cindy and Ray Show"

The Hawks have also created eight Reading and Learning Center throughout metro-Atlanta:

The Center for the Visually Impaired
Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club
Harland Boys & Girls Club
Thomasville Heights Community Center
The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
The STAR House Foundation (an after school program for Hispanic Children)
Leslie J. Steele Elementary
Adams Park Recreation Center
Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club

Read Along With the Hawks


Reading is fun and
books are cool too,
I will read a book daily
to learn something new.

I will learn different words
and I will listen in school,
when teachers read stories
and share reading rules.

I will practice my
skills in every way,
reading is something I
will do every day.

Reading offers great
adventures to me,
reading will help me
be the best I can be.


Leer es divertido y los
libros son lo m