JMU Gandhi Center is pleased to announce the School Reading Program for summer 2009. The program promotes reading for pleasure as an essential part of the learning process. It is designed to help teachers, parents, and other adults encourage children toappreciate the value of nonviolence, the potential of nonviolent action to address conflicts, the value of social responsibility, the interconnected nature of human experience, and the planet's natural environment. 

Separate from the regular school curriculum, the Gandhi Center reading program is open to all Virginia students in grades two through six.




1. Children read at least eight books during the academic year.

2. If in grades four and above, students read at least one book in each category centered on nonviolence: biography, folk tales, fiction, history and places, and poetry.

3. Sponsor must complete simple enrollment/report form for claiming Rewards.


Enrollment deadline July 1, 2009


2009-2010 Program Rewards


Certificate of Achievement awarded to all children who fulfill their first summer of the reading program

A book on Mahatma Gandhi awarded for reading a minimum of eight books

Books on Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. awarded for reading a minimum of sixteen books


For additional information or assistance, contact Katie Cook at (571) 276 9025 or

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