Welcome to ReadJax.org!
ReadJax.org is a community effort to improve third grade reading scores of students in Duval County. We know the importance of reading and how it can set our children on the path to success.
We've adopted the slogan Twenty Minutes a Day Paves the Way because research has shown just 20 minutes of reading or being read to can:
- Provide time for parents and caregivers to bond with children
- Expose children to as many 1.8 million words per year
- Help students reach the 90th percentile on standardized tests
- Improve listening skills
- Prepare pre-kindergartners for school
- Improve their earning potential later in life
- Lead to healthier lives
In coming days, we’ll be adding resources for teachers, parents and caregivers, and community supporters. This website will be a one-stop shop for literacy efforts in the community, connecting families and individuals to the many resources available.
If you're here, we know you care about this as much as we do.
We are inviting everyone in the community to join ReadJax — there are many ways you can be in support!