Reading Matters!

Reading at grade level by third grade is one of the greatest predictors of children’s success in school, their likelihood of going to college, and their future earning potential. 1

In support of the Countywide Vision and the Regional Goal of supporting every child from cradle to career, the Vision2Read initiative is a year-long campaign designed to

  • Focus attention on the importance of reading;
  • Highlight literacy-related programs and services throughout San Bernardino County; and
  • Connect people to available literacy resources and/or volunteer opportunities.

Vision2Read invites all of San Bernardino County to join this effort and help “raise the bar” for literacy in our community and advance our efforts to achieve the Countywide Vision.  

1.“Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters,” A KIDS COUNT Special Report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2010.

Additional Information

Join the 2019 Footsteps2Brilliance Challenge!

The second Annual Vision2Read/Footsteps to Brilliance Reading Challenge begins June 1 through Sept. 10.


More than 1,000 English/Spanish books, songs and games! Enroll your child in this free program today!

Print Your Own Poster

Where does reading take you?
Reading is a gateway to many amazing places – in fantasy and in
real life. Print a poster

Add A Book

Add a book to your gifts
and donations throughout
the year! Need inspiration,
watch this video!

Adopt a Resolution

Did your agency adopt a
resolution supporting Vision2Read?
Let us know.

Print Your Own Bookmark

Download and print
your own bookmark!

Literacy Program

Do you know of a literacy program
in your community, but didn’t find
it in the “Need Help?” search?
Let us know.


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