Born to Read - Raising a Generation of Readers

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Raised Remaining


Born to Read provides 25,000 bilingual literacy kits, one to every baby born in Bexar County. Kits include 2 books (1 bilingual), a library card application and helpful tips on how to raise a reader.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

San Antonio ranks 7th in the United States in population, yet 60th in literacy with a 25% illiteracy level. The families of the approximately 25,000 babies born each year need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge of how to encourage a lifelong love of learning and reading in their children.

How will this project solve this problem?

Born to Read partners with the San Antonio Public Library and area hospitals to distribute 25,000 bilingual literacy kits when parents and newborns leave the hospital.

Potential Long Term Impact

Born to Read hopes to raise a generation of readers who love learning and will become educated, healthy, self-reliant members of the San Antonio community.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

TaMara Simon

Project Leader
San Antonio, Texas United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Born to Read  - Raising a Generation of Readers