Why read 20 minutes a day?

Research shows that reading an average of 20 minutes a day greatly increases a child's vocabulary fluency and comprehension while improving their test scores over children who read less.

​20 minutes/day

3,600 minutes per school year

1,800,000 words per year

Scores in the 90th percentile on standardized tests

5 minutes/day

900 minutes per school year

282,000 words per year

Scores in the 50th percentile on standardized tests

1 minute/day

180 minutes per school year

8,000 words per year

Scores in the 10th percentile on standardized tests

Need a plan? Take the 20/20 Challenge!

Developing the right cause-marketing message though reading is not built in a day which is why we believe the 20/20 Challenge is the perfect plan for your school fundraiser.


20 minutes/day

400 minutes/student for term of fundraiser.


20 school days

20 school days = 1 calendar month

Need materials? Check out our 20/20 Challenge toolkit

So what are you waiting for? Let's get kids excited about reading and learning the importance of giving back!

Our #1 goal is to provide quality customer care to make your fundraising experience on Read for My School the best it can be.

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