The U.S. Reading Team Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation established in 2011 with the mission to promote early child cognitive development as well as national literacy and learning success – through youth-centered projects and special events which celebrate, honor and encourage young readers, and which create a new appreciation among youth in the community about the exciting experience of discovery, enjoyment, satisfaction and personal power that can only be won through active reading and original writing as well as through the visual arts.
   The objective of all of these original U.S. Reading Team projects is to help more American children to stay in school, gain greater self-empowerment, and to achieve the critical literacy and thinking skills they will need for the 21st century.