The New York Mets and Delta Air Lines partnered on the Ya Gotta Read! program to help foster a love of reading in students. More than 5,500 students at nine elementary schools in Queens participated in the program.
Ya Gotta Read! launched in February to coincide with the start of Mets Spring Training and lasted for six (6) weeks. The goal was for students to read one book a week for a total of six books. Students wrote a book review for each book and handed it in to their teachers. The more books students read, the more prizes they earned!
The Mets and Delta are proud to have partnered with the following Queens schools:
- P.S. 13 Clemente C. Moore
- P.S. 16 The Nancy DeBenedittis School
- P.S. 19 Marino Jeantet
- P.S. 22 Thomas Jefferson School
- P.S. 62 Chester Park School
- P.S. 69 The School of Cultural and Performing Arts
- P.S. 92 Harry T. Stewart Sr.
- P.S. 140Q Edward K. Ellington
- P.S. 229 Emanuel Kaplan
In total, the students read more than 37,000 books.
The third grade class at P.S. 13 read the most of any class in the program - a total of 1,508 books -- and won a visit by Brandon Nimmo! The outfielder congratulated the students on their achievement, read the class a book and handed out Mr. Met Kids Club prize packs.
The top readers from the nine participating schools were honored on the field at Citi Field before a Mets home game. Miley Quizphi of P.S. 13 read 331 books, the most of any student in the program.
For more information, or if you would like to learn how your school can participate in 2019, please email email@example.com or call 718-565-4321.