JMU Gandhi Center is pleased to announce the School Reading Program for 2009-2010 school year. 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 twelve 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 November 15, 2009

2009-2010 Program Rewards

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

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

  • Books on Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. awarded for reading a minimum of twenty-four books

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

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