Worried about the dreaded “Summer Slide”? Have no fear, The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge is here! With reading achievement prizes, educational programs, both in person and online, as well as educational activities and challenges for readers of all ages, The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge is a great way for students to exercise their skills and prevent learning loss across many common core subjects.
How can The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge do all that? Check it out!
Reading Minutes - Students who participate in The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge are rewarded for the minutes they read over the summer. They can earn physical prizes at 300, 600, and 1,000 minutes with virtual badges earned at every 100 minutes. No matter if it’s a book, audiobook, magazine, newspaper, or comic, all that reading counts! Get logging here, opens a new window!
Earning Badges - Along with logging minutes, participants can earn Virtual Badges by completing different activities and challenges.
Making gains in Geography or Social Studies?
Try the World Traveler Badge, opens a new window!
Minding your Math and Engineering skills?
Try the Brick Master Badge, opens a new window!
Each badge has several activities geared toward a variety of ages and skill levels. Don’t worry, though the badges are virtual, many of the activities can be done screen free.
Attending Programs - As part of The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge we offer fantastic educational programming for all ages. Here are just a few. For all of our programs take a look at our Events page, opens a new window.
Have an Elementary School student?
Check out WOW! Wednesdays, opens a new window for in-person programs!
See Science in action with SciTech Discovery Center, opens a new window!
Move and groove to songs about animals with the Singing Zoologist, opens a new window!
Not attending in-person programming yet? Try one of our Zoom programs, opens a new window!
Learn about music and culture with Center for World Music, opens a new window.
, opens a new windowGet starry-eyed about space? Check out the Space Center Houston, opens a new window!
Are you a Teen or Tween?
Try some of our in-person programs like Teen Anime Club, opens a new window or Teen Dungeons and Dragons Campaign, opens a new window.
Not attending in-person programming yet? Check out our online programs, opens a new window!
Tweens hone your History skills in Microsoft Teams with a tour of a mummy’s tomb, opens a new window.
Or touch up your Tech skills with Tween 3D printing, opens a new window via Zoom.
Teens, talk books at a Virtual YA Author Visit, opens a new window via Zoom.
Or sharpen your social savvy with LinkedIn for Students, opens a new window via Teams.
So, what are you waiting for? Keep your summer “slide-free” with The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, opens a new window!