Readers Become Leaders Program

The Fort Worth Sports Commission has partnered with the NCAA along with the Fort Worth ISD Scholastic, and Read Fort Worth to implement the Readers Become Leaders program in conjunction with the NCAA National Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Championships. The program targets K-5th grade and in the last two years, this program has inspired more than 41,000 elementary kids to read in excess of 13.7 million minutes. Students competing in the program log their minutes read every day and each grade/school accumulates those minutes as the ISD tracks their progress.  Students receive incentives along the way which include goodies from the NCAA (i.e. bags, water bottles, lanyards, etc….) and the top three schools have received a field trip to the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championship open practice.

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Participating Schools

Alice D. Contreras ES
Benbrook ES
Bill J. Elliott ES
Bonnie Brae ES
Burton Hill ES
Cesar Chavez ES       
Charles E. Nash ES
Christene C. Moss ES           
Como Montessori
Dolores Huerta ES
East Handley ES
Glen Park ES

H.V. Helbing ES
Harlean Beal ES
Hubbard Heights ES
Leadership Academy at Como ES
Leadership Academy at John T. White ES
Lily B. Clayton ES
M.H. Moore ES
Manuel Jara ES
Meadowbrook ES                 
Natha Howell ES
Oakhurst ES
Oaklawn ES

Ridglea Hills ES
Rosemont ES
Ruffino Mendoza ES
Sagamore Hill ES
Sam Rosen ES
Seminary Hills Park ES
South Hi Mount ES
Van Zandt-Guinn ES
Versia L. Williams ES
Waverly Park ES
West Handley ES
Westcliff ES   
Westpark ES