A Novel Time: IXLers Volunteer to Sort Books at Read and Feed

August 31, 2018

IXL blog

On August 10, eight IXL volunteers sorted over one thousand books for Read and Feed, a children’s literacy nonprofit whose mission is to “give children an appetite for reading.” The aptly named organization uses RVs converted into mobile classrooms to...

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Transitioning to middle school


It’s an exciting time for children – a new school year is starting! Read and Feed volunteers tutor elementary school children so that they can read and write on grade level. We want participants to be confident readers before entering...

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Read and Feed is selected for CBS 17’s 3-Degree Guarantee


Every night, the CBS 17 Storm Team determines the accuracy of their forecast from the day before. If the meteorologist gets the forecast correct within 3 degrees (plus or minus), CBS donates $50 to the charity of the month, which is matched by...

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Children’s Literacy in the Nation


Read and Feed

Since July is the month when we celebrate America's independence, we decided to take a closer look at children's literacy in our nation, our state, and our county. The results may surprise you. Read and Feed serves more than 600...

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How summer Read and Feed began

June 26, 2018

Susan Morison is one of our Read and Feed tutors who is also a teacher. In 2012, Susan was a first grade teacher at Holly Ridge Elementary School, and she was concerned about one of her Hispanic student's access to opportunities to...

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The story of our newest mobile classroom


Mike VonDerhaar

Following a forty-year career in high tech sales, my wife Jill and I decided to buy an RV in order to see all of the places we have never seen in the US. We were very excited and immediately took...

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