Fact: Boys lag behind girls in reading and writing skills
Response: Spotlight male role models reading
All grades, especially middle grades
Volunteers Camera Photo-editing software Printer
Enlist male volunteers from the elementary, middle, and high school: teachers, coaches, staff, administration. Ask them to pose for a photo with their favorite book, magazine, or newspaper to show that “real men read.” Hang posters throughout school. Take it to the next level: Organize events in which men from the school and community speak to boys about reading, the importance of reading, and how to find books on topics that interest them. This project could also inspire a book group for boys.