don babers reading rewards

About the Program

According to Fall 2021 literacy data, students with higher attendance rates outperformed their peers with lower attendance rates on all literacy assessments.

The Don Babers Reading Rewards Program encourages attendance by rewarding students with improved attendance in 26 participating Fort Worth ISD elementary schools.

Don Babers

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The Don Babers Reading Rewards Program was named in honor of the late Read Fort Worth Board member, Mr. C. Don. Babers. Mr. Babers believed achieving early childhood literacy is the key to unlocking a positive and brighter tomorrow.

How it Works

Don Babers Reading Rewards
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Monitor Read FW
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Monitors improved in-person and virtual attendance at participating elementary schools in the Dunbar, Eastern Hills, O.D. Wyatt and Poly Pyramids

Encourages attendance for each student every six weeks

Rewards students with culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate fiction and non-fiction books for their at-home, personal libraries

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How can you help?

Donate to Read Fort Worth to help us on our mission to ensure all students read on grade level by third grade to equip them on the path to success in school and life.

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