Every child deserves success. Our support for the following programs has helped more kids become better readers.

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-level Reading logo

In 2012, Target became a major sponsor of this collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit and corporate partners, states and communities across the nation. Campaign for Grade-Level Reading works to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. Their goal: By 2020, a dozen states or more will increase by at least 100 percent the number of children from low-income families reading proficiently at the end of third grade.

literacy pilots

a student reading in the library

In 2013, we continued our support of literacy pilot programs at six schools in Minneapolis through the Path to Reading Excellence in School Siteslink opens in a new window (PRESS) and at 12 of our School Library Makeover alumni schools in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. in partnership with L.A. Unified School District link opens in a new windowand D.C. Public Schoolslink opens in a new window. Our work with pilot partners and the evaluation organization American Institutes for Research link opens in a new window increased literacy among students in kindergarten through third grade.