Children who cannot read proficiently by the fourth grade are four times less likely to graduate on time.

To help address the literacy crisis in Los Angeles and get children excited about reading, we partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers to execute LA Reads, a literacy campaign that includes a literacy challenge, “Dodgers Reading Champions”. LA Reads and the Dodgers Reading Champions are designed to motivate youth to read and help them build a lifelong love of reading.

This summer we are challenging readers to read 30 minutes a day to help us get to 1,750,000 million minutes.

LA Reads

Story Time

Listen to your favorite players, alumni, broadcasters and celebrities read aloud!

“Put me in the Zoo” By Robert Lopshire

With Dennis Powell

“Luke Goes To Bat” By Rachel Isadora

With Matt Luke

“I am Billie Jean King” By Brad Meltzer

With Billie Jean King

"Wings of Change" by Frankline Hill, Ph.D.

With Dennis Powell