These 1st – 4th Graders are College Bound

Magazine and comic book readers are enthusiasts about the titles that they read, which reflect the active interests that they are passionate about. This is why inserting magazines and comics into a mentoring relationship is so powerful – helping to break the ice and form a bond around common interests.

Who, What, Where, When, Why magazines for literacy?

At MagazineLiteracy.org, we love to celebrate the amazing work being done at the literacy agencies that help us to get the magazines you love into the hands, hearts, and homes of children and families who want to learn and love to read them. Books are vital for reading and literacy, but here are some storiesContinue reading “Who, What, Where, When, Why magazines for literacy?”

Coffee lovers give the gift of summer magazine reading to neighbors

I stopped in for a cup of coffee at Starbucks today and already found wonderful magazine donations piling up in our wooden KinderHarvest bin, including Bicycle and Entertainment Weekly. Keep them coming and be in touch to set up KinderHarvest in your business, school, or town. The attractive wooden crates supplied by the Tri-State CratingContinue reading “Coffee lovers give the gift of summer magazine reading to neighbors”

Starbucks coffee shops sow first-ever KinderHarvest magazine recycling collection from consumers to meet grassroots literacy needs

Combining their well-known passion for environmental and literacy causes, Princeton area Starbucks are among the first consumer shops in the nation to rollout the KinderHarvest magazine recycling drive for children and families learning to read. KinderHarvest breathes a new life into magazines that would otherwise be discarded and destroyed by collecting recent, gently used copiesContinue reading “Starbucks coffee shops sow first-ever KinderHarvest magazine recycling collection from consumers to meet grassroots literacy needs”

Walking the talk in a cobbler's shoes

I was caught off-guard a bit recently when someone asked about what magazines I like to read. Of course I have many favorites and always have. It’s fun to find them in the mailbox and I can’t pass a newsstand without stopping to see the latest issues. It got me thinking, though, that I couldContinue reading “Walking the talk in a cobbler's shoes”

Kindergarten KinderHarvest Coast to Coast

We now have two kindergarten teachers, Ron in San Francisco and Katie in Boston, organizing KinderHarvest efforts with or for their students, giving us coast to coast activity and representing the awesome power of single individuals who take it upon themselves to make a difference. The amazing thing as that each teacher jumped into actionContinue reading “Kindergarten KinderHarvest Coast to Coast”

Dream things that never were and say why not

I was recently asked if the Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project was a person, who would it be? I choose Robert Kennedy whose inspiration is a driving force for generations to come. It is a humanitarian choice about what he symbolizes as a person, not a partisan or politician, as so eloquently voiced by hisContinue reading “Dream things that never were and say why not”

Podcasts, Flickr, and MySpace, oh my! Web 2.0 turns the table – delivering magazines to children and families hungry to read and succeed

With words worth a thousand pictures, we’ve hit on a powerful means to connect our literacy champions to the vast web of need and possibilities in every community across the U.S. by setting up their own Magazine Literacy Bee blog space on our MagazineLiteracy.org web site.

The Three R's of Literacy – Read, Recycle, & Reuse

Near Earth Day, 2006, MagazineLiteracy.org launched KinderHarvest, an effort that combines the three R’s of education – reading, writing, and arithmetic – with the three R’s of recycling – reduce, reuse, and recycle – to form the three R’s of literacy: Read, Recycle, & Reuse. Read – We love to read magazines! Magazines are informative,Continue reading “The Three R's of Literacy – Read, Recycle, & Reuse”

KinderHarvest – magazines and groceries come together to feed kids hungry to read

When you think of magazines and groceries, the first thing that might come to mind are those celebrities looking out at you from the magazine rack in the supermarket checkout line. Recently MagazineLiteracy.org has had a chance to put magazines and groceries together to feed children and families who are both hungry for food, andContinue reading “KinderHarvest – magazines and groceries come together to feed kids hungry to read”

Katrina Stories from Gulf Coast Children – the Boys and Girls Clubs Rebuild

The following are moving and compelling first hand accounts of Hurricane Katrina written by children whose homes, communities, and whose Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast were destroyed by the storm. Please support our Kids Magazine Airlift to help these children rebuild their Boys and Girls Clubs and their lives. With your support,Continue reading “Katrina Stories from Gulf Coast Children – the Boys and Girls Clubs Rebuild”

Stacie J. Makes TIME For Kids at PS 242 in Harlem

Stacie J., a successful entrepreneur, fashion model, and actor, who appeared on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice TV show, today joined with teachers and 4th grade students in the after-school program at PS 242 in Harlem, New York to celebrate Reading is Fashionable, a campaign that engages the fashion and style industries to help promote andContinue reading “Stacie J. Makes TIME For Kids at PS 242 in Harlem”

Happiness and Hope for a Boy Learning to Read

A teacher wrote me today about a boy helped by MagazineLiteracy.org. It’s a precious story about the human spirit, and about helping, happiness, and hope that cannot hold a pricetag. Magazines from our program arrived at this teacher’s school for her students, but she asked the kids to leave them at school until the nextContinue reading “Happiness and Hope for a Boy Learning to Read”

Parents Praise Project

One of the most important goals of the Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project is to promote family literacy – to help children and families experience and enjoy reading together. We are so glad to have the opportunity to bring literacy agents and generous sponsors together to help kids and families. Here’s what parents surveyed byContinue reading “Parents Praise Project”

Spider a Hit at Moraine Meadows Elementary School

Our wonderful teacher/literacy agent at Moraine Meadows Elementary School has provided an inspiring report on how they are using Spider magazine in their classroom. Special thanks to Pretium Partners, Inc. and the Kettering Noon Optimists Club for making these vital reading resources available to their school.Here’s what she has to say…