Book’em


Mission

Book’em creates a more literate Nashville by helping economically disadvantaged children from birth through high school discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership and enthusiastic volunteers.

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Grants

Grant Year Amount Program Name Program Area Description
2018 $8,500 Reading Is Fundamental and Capacity Building education Learn more

Book’em wants and is being asked to expand our Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program to some of MNPS’ pilot schools as part of the Blueprint/Literacy Collaborative. Our request: fund one new school (or equivalent) for RIF and support a fund development position on a short-term basis to build our capacity.

2017 $5,000 Reading is Fundamental (RIF) education Learn more

RIF builds economically disadvantaged children’s literacy skills, which are essential for academic success. Elementary children select books to own, cherish, enjoy and build their home libraries. They are also exposed to RIF volunteers as positive community role models, who help motivate them to love reading and books.

2016 $6,000 Reading is Fundamental education Learn more

RIF builds under-served and underprivileged children’s literacy skills, which are essential for academic success. Elementary children select books for themselves to cherish, enjoy and build their home libraries. They are also exposed to RIF volunteers as positive community role models, who help motivate them to love reading and books.

2015 $6,000 Reading is Fundamental (RIF) education Learn more

RIF builds underserved and underprivileged children’s literacy skills, which are essential for academic success. Elementary children select books of their very own to cherish, enjoy and build home libraries. They are also exposed to RIF volunteers as positive community role models, who help motivate them to love reading and books.