Page Turners Make Great Learners motivates and encourages students to read through a variety of supplemental experiences that support and reinforce classroom curriculum. The importance and pleasure of reading is communicated through Corporate-Sponsored Read-a-Tons, Summer Book Clubs, Book Donation Drives, and Author Visits. Page Turners Make Great Learners partners with schools throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area in providing positive reading experiences, but drawing a clean connection between the skill of reading and the wider world.
How long has Page Turners Make Great Learners, Inc been around?
In 2003, Pass the Book aka Page Turners Make Great Learners, Inc. started with sixty members in grades three through five at Murphey Candler Elementary in Lithonia, Georgia. With the encouragement of parents and supportive teachers, the number of students nearly doubled in 2004 to one hundred thirty students in grades two through five. The outpour of requests and support of the program were received both locally and nationally. In 2005, Page Turners Make Great Learners files for 501(c)3 nonprofit status to broaden its reach in serving more students and schools.
Page Turners Make Great Learners, Inc.’s mission is to expand children’s knowledge and understanding of the world, themselves and their unique possibilities through a love of reading. The organization seeks to help students discover the joy of reading. We envision a world in which all children will grow up to be literate, well-informed, productive and compassionate citizens.
Corporate Read-a-Thons: Local professionals visit schools throughout metro Atlanta to read books and discuss how reading plays an integral role in their professional and personal lives.
Book Donation Drives: Our efforts to give students access to great books through their schools and at home.
Summer Book Club: Students attending Title I Schools participate in a classroom book club aligned with common core standards.
Virtual Book Club: Elementary students attending Atlanta Public Schools, DeKalb and Fulton County Schools participated in a virtual book club hosted by Page Turners Make Learners.
Author Visits: Award-winning authors visit Title I Schools.
“I love seeing him read by himself and wanting to do it!”
“They don’t just read the books now. They read, discuss, and understand the books.”
“She reads on a high grade level and reads more often.”
“I just pray the program will be here next year for my son!”
Based in Atlanta, GA
- Provided over 10,000 books to deserving children and schools during the pandemic
- Over 95% of students who benefit from our literacy programs receive free and reduced lunch and come from low-income families
- Hosted over 30 award-winning authors’ visits at Title I Schools
- Conduct professional learning workshops for educators
Mailing Address: Page Turners Make Great Learners, P.O. Box 7723, Atlanta, GA 30357