It’s time to read, Future Jayhawks

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Alumni News and News

Summer is flying by, and the fall semester will be here before we know it.

Future Jayhawks members will have a head start when they head back to school, whether they’re just starting elementary school or joining the new flock of ‘Hawks on the Hill. Last month, members of the program received a reading log in the mail with information about our second annual summer reading challenge. Future Jayhawks are encouraged to read 31 books in 31 days—or listen to 31 books, for those youngsters who can’t read yet— and then mail back their reading log to receive a certificate and a special reward.

Last year, more than 140 kids participated in the inaugural challenge, logging more than 4,000 books and 430 hours of reading! Can we top that number this year? We’ll let you know next month.

Future Jayhawks reading challenge

Future Jayhawks | www.kualumni.orgDid you know that kids can be members of the KU Alumni Association, too? Sign them up for Future Jayhawks, our membership program for kids, and they’ll receive an exclusive, KU-themed gift with each annual membership renewal, along with a special birthday card from Baby Jay and other goodies throughout the year, like the opportunity to participate in the summer reading challenge.