WAKE Up and Read
A community collaboration focused on the goal of having all students reading on grade level by grade three.
WAKE Up and Read

WAKE Up and Read is a community collaboration focused on the goal of having all students reading on grade level by grade three.  This initiative originated as a Grade-Level Reading Campaign grant proposal.  Key leaders from education, business, civic, philanthropic and non-profit agencies are participating in the collaboration.  The focus of this national initiative targets three areas: school readiness, regular school, attendance, and summer learning.  The local WAKE Up and Read Campaign has elected to focus initial energies around the first pillar, school readiness.

WAKE Up and Read Latest News 

On March 29, in just six short hours, an incredible team of volunteers sorted and boxed 27,000 books. We'll have a final tally after the second sort event on Saturday, April 12.
 Click here to volunteer. 

Welcome to Letterland Day at Pullen Park

Letterland Day at Pullen Park will be on Saturday, May 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. We need your help to make the May 17th event a huge success. To ensure that the children have a fun, safe day, we need volunteers at each of the activity stations. Click here to volunteer.

Thank you Wake County for helping WAKE Up and Read not only meet but exceed our goal of raising 40,000 books. WAKE Up and Read wishes to thanks the following groups who collected books and participated in the first sort event.

Apex Middle School                                           Lead Mine Elementary
Ballentine Elementary PTA                                Lenovo
Barnes & Noble                                                  Ligon Middle Dance Team
Baucom ES                                                        Literacy Council of Wake County
Board Advisory Council - District 9                     Lufkin Road Middle
Books are Magic                                                Marbles Kids Museum 
Brier Creek Elementary                                     MetaMetrics
Briarcliff Elementary                                         Mills Park Middle
Brooks Elementary                                            Motheread
Burning Coal Theatre                                        Nice Price Books
Carpenter Elementary                                       NC Society of Hispanic Professionals
Carroll Middle                                                    NC State University
Cary Elementary                                                Oak Grove Elementary
Cary Chamber of Commerce                             Olds Elementary
Cary YMCA                                                         Olive Chapel Elementary
Cause for Paws Thrift Shop                                Penny Road Elementary
Cedar Fork Elementary                                       Phillips High
Conn Elementary                                                Pi Beta Phi
Cedar Fork Elementary                                       Poe Elementary
Cup A Joe                                                            Powell Elementary
Davis Drive Middle                                               Project Enlightenment
Dillard Elementary                                               Quail Ridge Books
Dillard Middle                                                      Raleigh Crossfit
Durant Road Elementary                                      Reach Out and Read 
Fairmont United Methodist Church                       Red Hat
Famington Woods Elementary                             Reedy Creek Elementary
East Wake Middle                                                 Reedy Creek Middle
Fletcher Academy                                                Swift Creek Elementary
Fuquay Middle SAS                                              The Oaks at Whitaker Glen
Holly Grove Elementary                                        US Health Group
Holly Springs Elementary                                      Wade Edwards Learning Lab
Holly Springs High                                                 Wake County Public School System Central Services
Interact of Wake County                                         Wake County Smart Start
Joyner Elementary                                                  Wake Education Partnership
Kerr YMCA                                                               Wake Forest High
Kraft YMCA                                                               Wendell Middle
LS3P                                                                         Zebulon Middle

In the News

Principal Dance Off - News & Observer

In Depth: WAKE Up and Read - News 14
See Ruben on WRAL and WNCN sharing news of the Book Drive. 

Finding hope for struggling students in a bonanza of NC book-giving - News & Observer