Spread the Word Nevada, Inc.
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., a qualified 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, is dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by providing home libraries to children attending at-risk schools within Southern Nevada. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has made a profound impact in the lives of over 139,481 at-risk children by providing them with over 1,200,282 books! We currently place over 20,000 books into the hands and homes of low income children each month. Our organizational achievements have been recognized by our being named the 2008 Non-Profit of the Year by Las Vegas' In Business magazine, the 2006 Governor's Points of Light Award recipient in the Non-Profit/Service category, as well as the 2005 Outstanding Charity of the Year by the Nevada Community Foundation.
Since 2007 Spread the Word Nevada has partnered with Speedway Children's Charities to provide the Kids to Kids program. Kids to Kids provides new and gently used books to students attending at-risk elementary schools so that they may build their own home libraries. The Kids to Kids program currently operates in 18 Clark County schools and begins in September of each school year. Those schools new to Kids to Kids are welcomed with the initial adoption of their school and all the children receive a Kids to Kids book bag which they fill with five books of their choice. Every month thereafter, the Kids to Kids staff visits each school and delivers additional books. Every pre-K through 5th grade class visits the school library and then chooses a book to add to their growing libraries. This is accomplished in partnership with the school's librarian and/or literacy specialist. Once the program has been operational for a few months, participants are then offered the option of trading their books with other students, as well as receiving new books each month. By the end of the school year, each student will have received 10-15 books to add to their home collection.
We are proud to partner with Speedway Children's Charities in providing children and their families with critical access to books. Together we can enable at- risk students to improve their reading skills and provide them with brighter futures. Kids to Kids & Speedway Children's Charities are changing lives, one book at a time.