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Help us get our struggling 1st graders reading at grade level!

Start a fundraiser to benefit 1st grade students who are struggling with the acquisition of their reading skills!


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Let's give the children of Jamaica a fighting chance!


You've reached fundraising central for the Jamaica Read-a-thon 2023. The Jamaica Read-a-thon is the primary fundraiser for A Better Jamaica's Jamaica Reads program.

Our Jamaica Reads program deploys senior citizens to local elementary schools where they provide one-on-one tutoring to 1st-grade students struggling with the acquisition of their reading skills.

You can help us get more 1st graders reading at grade level — and experience greater academic success — by becoming a reader/fundraiser for The Jamaica Read-a-thon 2023.

As a reader, you'll spend 15 minutes of your time reading your favorite children's book(s) on Tuesday, November 28th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

As a reader and fundraiser, you'll leverage your participation by asking your family, friends and/or colleagues to sponsor your participation as a reader. Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it's fun. We'll even give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference.

Like last year, this year's Jamaica Read-a-thon will take place virtually — making it easy for anyone to participate from the comfort of their workplace or home. You can literally read from anywhere you have a stable internet connection for your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.

Whether you just want to read, or read and fundraise, click the same "Start Fundraising" button above. If you are just reading, people might want to donate just because they see your lovely face.

If now is not the right moment for you to read or fundraise, but you still want to support, feel free to hit the "Donate" button above.
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