Delray Beach Launches Read, Rhythm and Rhyme Challenge

Just say no to summer slide and keep our students reading! The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Charities, along with the City of Delray Beach Education Advisory Board are encouraging you to keep our children reading this summer to stay on track.

“Studies show that our students easily fall behind when they’re not reading during summer break,” says Suzanne Spencer, Vice Chair of Education for the Delray Beach Chamber.  “This campaign is our social media “bucket challenge” to encourage grown-ups to videotape themselves reading with children. When they tag their friends and challenge them, we get more of our students reading.”

So jump on line and join our Read, Rhythm and Rhyme Challenge! Read your favorite books with your kids, grandkids, or your neighbor’s kids! See the attached video – have fun, Read, Rhythm, Rhyme!

If you have been challenged or would like to challenge others, here’s what we’d like you to do:

1.   With your reading buddy, select a favorite book and come up with a short poem, rap, song, or other creative way to express your love of the book.

2.   Make a short video (30-90 seconds) of the rhythm or rhyme and post it on Facebook.

3.   Tag the video with #DelrayReadingChallenge and invite three of your friends to do a video as well.

4.   Include a link to http://delraybeach.com/reading-challenge so anyone who doesn’t want to do a video can make a donation instead.

Were you challenged? Would you rather make a donation in support of the No Summer Slide / Grade-Level Reading initiative? Click on http://delraybeach.com/reading-challenge.

The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Charities (Education Foundation) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the goal of supporting education in Delray Beach.

 

Among the activities of the Education Foundation, we support Delray Reads Day, the City’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading and No Summer Slide Campaign, and many other initiatives supporting Delray Beach schools.

 

In 2017, we remind all member businesses that When it comes to Education – We Make it Our Business.