One of the cornerstone initiatives of the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation is Read to Achieve, a program that encourages youth throughout Minnesota to develop a life-long love of reading. Through various activities throughout the month, the FastBreak Foundation celebrates youth readers, honors volunteers in the community that make a difference for literacy and creates awareness of the importance of reading.
The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation provides and supports hands-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Through giving, education and basketball opportunities, the Foundation enables young people to make responsible decisions, contribute to their futures and experience lifelong memories.
March Recap: Photo Gallery
An important part of the Timberwolves’ season is finding ways to impact the community through the FastBreak Foundation. Take a look back at some of the best photos captured at team appearances, events and initiatives over the past month throughout the community.
FastBreak Foundation Celebrates Read To Achieve Month
For the month of March, the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation will turn its focus towards helping children develop a lifelong love of reading. The Foundation's Read to Achieve Month, presented by Travelers, is designed to put books in the hands of children and offer them incentives to keep reading.
Wolves Honor Neighborhood House Through Read To Achieve Month
Neighborhood House, a family and child education program that creates a positive, nurturing environment for multi-cultural, multi-lingual children and their caregivers, received $2,500 grant as part of the FastBreak Foundation’s Read To Achieve Month. The month-long initiative aims to foster the love of reading and put books in the hands of Minnesota children.
Wolves Honor AVID Through Read To Achieve Month
AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, helps students from elementary school through high school throughout the country. It began with one high school and 32 students and now reaches more than 700,000 kids in more than 4,900 schools and 28 postsecondary schools in 46 states, the District of Columbia and across 16 other countries and territories, according to its official website.
FastBreak Foundation Honors Top Readers
In just two months time, over 53,000 elementary school students across the state of Minnesota combined to read nearly 7 million pages. The top three readers couldn’t have been anymore excited to be honored during a Timberwolves home game. Throughout the month of March, the FastBreak Foundation and Minnesota Timberwolves celebrate Read to Achieve month and the foundation shifts focus to education, fostering the love of reading and putting books in the hands of Minnesota children.