Calgary, AB – Reading...Give it a Shot, the literacy program initiated by the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation, concluded its eleventh season in grade four, five and six classrooms in and around Calgary.
The most improved student participants in the program were honored at a pre-game presentation Thursday, March 22nd at the Pengrowth Saddledome.
Reading…Give it a Shot is a successful model of a business and education partnership. This year, over 20,000 students, representing over 150 schools, participated in the reading incentive program, which offers collectable bookmarks featuring Flames players as a reward for time invested in reading.
This reading incentive program was first introduced in six Calgary and area school districts in elementary schools in the fall of 1996.
The partners in this initiative are the Calgary Flames, The Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation, The Office of the Mayor, The Calgary Herald, Productive Space, Relizon, Sundog Printing, First Calgary Savings and Calgary and area school districts.
The Calgary Flames are proud to collaborate with this group in a joint effort to contribute to the education of Calgary’s youth.