Who We Are
Read It Forward Jax Coalition was formed to promote a culture of reading in Jacksonville, engage the community around literacy, and align local partners and resources to maximize the reading proficiency of Duval County’s children. With members from over 30 leading community organizations, including Duval County Public Schools, RIFJC represents an unprecedented collaboration aimed at helping our children and our city reach full potential.
What We Believe
RIFJC is based on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and become a fully participating member of society. Our work is informed by an enormous body of evidence that links reading proficiency with academic success, high school graduation and increased earning power – and reading deficits with academic failure, high dropout rates, criminal behavior, incarceration and dependency.
The goal of the Read It Forward Jax Coalition is to ensure that all of Jacksonville’s children can not only read, write, and speak at grade level or beyond, but also enjoy the benefits of literacy and educational enrichment for the rest of their lives. To learn more about our group and our goals, read about us and see a message from our chairman.