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The Million Word Challenge encourages children, preschool – 12th grade, to read MILLIONS of words outside of school between February 17, 2015 and May 8, 2015. By reading together as a family, parents can help improve their children’s literacy skills and improve their chances of graduating from high school.

According to the California Department of Education, 56 percent of third grade students in Los Angeles County are not reading at grade level. As a way to incentivize children preschool-12th grade to read more outside of the classroom, Families In Schools is launching its 13th annual Million Word Challenge, a campaign that promotes the culture of literacy at home and academic achievement at school. Reading is important for children to succeed in school and life!

To participate, families are required to register with Families In Schools. When families register for the Million Word Challenge they will receive a Family Reading Guide, weekly family learning tips and activities,as well as several opportunities to win prizes throughout the 12 week campaign.

For more info about the Million Word Challenge and to register, please visit or call (888) 766-2242.

Are you up for the challenge?