Reading Is Fundamental, an organization that works to build literacy throughout the nation by helping young people discover the joy of reading, was founded in 1966 and is the oldest and largest children and family literacy nonprofit in the United States. In 2004, Kappa Kappa Gamma adopted RIF as it's national philanthropy and developed its Reading is Key program to introduce new books to at-risk children.
Every Spring, members of the Dallas Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma support Reading is Fundamental by hosting a Reading is Key event at a local under-resourced elementary school. On the day of the event, members read to Second Grade Students and serve snacks. Additionally, each Second Grade Student is given an “I Can Read” book of their own to take home. At the conclusion of the Reading is Key Event, the Alumnae Association donates several new books to the school library collection.
For more information about our Reading is Key event, and to volunteer, please contact our Reading Is Fundamental chair via Contacts.
2017 Reading Is Key at Preston Hollow Elementary School in Dallas