Dedicating this year to: SitStayRead Authors

Helping to inspire thousands of young authors put pencil to paper!

Second-grader Trinity works on her story during a SitStayRead Tail Blazers program at Hughes Elementary.

Second-grader Trinity works on her story during a SitStayRead Tail Blazers program at Hughes Elementary.

Second-grader Trinity shows her story to her Book Buddy during a SitStayRead Tail Blazers program at Hughes Elementary.

Second-grader Trinity shows her story to her Book Buddy during a SitStayRead Tail Blazers program at Hughes Elementary.

2,097 published student books

12,883 creative stories

1 school year

In just one school year, 12,883 creative stories were written by students in SitStayRead programs, inspired by books and poems they read with their Book Buddy and Dog Team volunteers.

We dedicate 2018 to SitStayRead students.

With hours of hard work under their belts, and because of the generosity of our supporters, over 2,000 students ended last school year with a bound, published book filled with those stories. They see themselves as young authors, filled with confidence and excitement to keep writing and reading.

That life-long love of writing is made possible by you.

Take a look at the pictures below of authors that generous donations have helped, and please consider making a gift to bring students the support, inspiration, and tools they need to be life-long writers and authors.

Our SitStayRead volunteers truly develop our students’ love of literacy. Through gentle exposure to the dogs, our students internalize the love of reading while also building meaningful relationships with the dogs. Furthermore, SitStayRead provides copies of published stories created by the students. These books provide an authentic writing experience for our students and provide a meaningful connection between reading and writing for our children while also building their investment in this process.
— Natasha Ortega, Assistant Principal at Hamline Elementary