Fort Worth ISD partners with NCAA for Readers Become Leaders program

The Readers Become Leaders program is an NCAA initiative that has been implemented around the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships the past two years in partnership with the Fort Worth Sports Commission and the Fort Worth Independent School District. The purpose of the initiative is to encourage and incentivize kids in grades K-5 to read.  More than 41,000 FWISD students participated in the program the past two years reading a combined 13.8 million minutes making it the biggest NCAA community outreach program in history!  

The 2020-2021 program was kicked off in February and will last for five weeks.  The program has 112 classrooms signed up, equating to 2,149 students.  All of those students will be receiving a free book for participating in the program and prizes will be awarded to the top classrooms at the end of the program.  

If you have questions on the program or would like to contribute to the effort, please email

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Participating Schools

Benbrook Elementary School
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
De Zavala Elementary School
Dolores Huerta Elementary School
Eastern Hills Elementary School
Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School
Greenbriar Elementary School

Luella Merrett Elementary School
Mary Louise Phillips Elementary School
Milton L. Kirkpatrick Elementary School
North Hi Mount Elementary School
Oakhurst Elementary School
Rufino Mendoza Elementary School
S.S. Dillow Elementary School

Sam Rosen Elementary School
Sunrise McMillan Elementary School
Van Zandt Guinn Elementary School
W. J. Turner Elementary School
Waverly Park Elementary School
Westcreek Elementary School
Westpark Elementary School