Read It Forward Jax Launch

June 07, 2011 - June 07, 2011
10 a.m.
Matthew Gilbert Middle School, 1424 Franklin Street, Jacksonville

"Read It Forward Jax" is a reading initiative aimed at raising the literacy rate for students throughout Duval County.   The project involves partnerships between the Duval County School Board, the City of Jacksonville and business and community leaders to help teach Jacksonville's children about the importance of reading.

The launch will feature Mayor John Peyton, Mayor-elect Alvin Brown, Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals, school board members and Sheriff John Rutherford.  The event will also demonstrate some of the advanced technology that will be used to help students learn at home.