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
The students who read the most books at each school will be honored during a pre-game ceremony Saturday, May 19 at Citi Field.
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.
Students who read six books received a voucher for a pair of Mets tickets to any Sunday through Friday game in April or May. Early redemption is strongly encouraged. Availability is limited and tickets will be distributed on a first come first-served basis.