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Children reading a Clifford bookThe Scholastic Book Grants Program is a corporate in-kind giving program that provides high-quality reading materials to the nation's neediest young people. Scholastic’s goal is to ensure that each of its book donations has a significant impact on fostering literacy. Volunteers of America is one of several key national nonprofit organizations that are well suited to reach the nation's at-risk children and has participated in the program since 1999.  Since that time, Scholastic has provided Volunteers of America with over one million books which the organization has provided to children in our programs and communities in 30 states.

Featured Program: Words Travel

Words Travel is a national literacy and family strengthening program that strengthens the bonds between incarcerated parents and their children through reading. Words Travel is a partnership of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company; Volunteers of America and correctional facilities around the country.