The New York Mets and Delta Air Lines have partnered on the Ya Gotta Read! program to help foster a love of reading in students. More than 5,000 students at nine elementary schools in Queens are participating in the program.
Ya Gotta Read! will launch on February 12 to coincide with the start of Mets Spring Training, and will last for six weeks. The goal is for students to read one book a week for a total of six books. Students will write a book review for each book and hand it in to their teachers. The more books students read, the more prizes they will earn!
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
The student from each school that reads the most books will be awarded four field level tickets a Mets game at Citi Field and be invited participate in an on-field pregame ceremony. The student who reads the most books in the overall program will win four Delta Club tickets behind home plate.
The class that reads the most books will win a visit by a Mets player and Mr. Met and memberships to Mr. Met's Kids Club. The top class from each school will receive additional Mets premium merchandise.
Once the program launches, each school's progress will be shown here. Make sure to check back every week to see which school is in the lead to win the visit by a Mets player!
For more information, or if you would like to learn how your school can participate in 2019, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-565-4321.