Redskins helping students score touchdowns through summer reading program

Posted at 11:24 AM, May 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-18 11:47:09-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va (WTVR) -- The Washington Redskins are teaming up with Chesterfield County Public Schools. The partnership is designed to encourage students to read during the summer months, by adding excitement to learning for elementary students.

As part of the program, every 10 minutes a student reads equals a yard and 100 reading minutes equal a touchdown. Students who read the most can win prizes, classes can win a visit with writers as well as an addition to the school library. And it doesn't end there.

"We will have competitions amongst students but also amongst our classrooms," Chesterfield County Chief Academic Officer Donna Dalton said. "And then the school with the greatest participation will actually be treated to a Washington Redskins rally in September."

Click here for more information, including where students can go to log their minutes.