Literacy campaign 2017

Reading with children not only provides quality time together, but it also teaches kids the words they need for life.

The greater a child's vocabulary, the stronger he or she will perform in school. Conversely, a child who can't read at grade level by third grade is four times less likely to graduate from high school. If this same child lives in poverty, the child is 13 times less likely to graduate.

Employees of The E.W. Scripps Company are stepping in to give light and make a difference across the country through the "If you give a child a book ..." campaign. The Scripps Howard Foundation, Scripps employees and Scripps family members will team up to get books into the hands of children living in poverty.

If you are a Scripps employee, our annual campaign will run from Monday, Aug. 14 to Friday, Sept. 1.

If you are not a Scripps employee and would like to give a book to a child in need, click here. For more information, contact Abi Haggerty.