Rewarding students for Reading!

On Thursday, January 14, the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette and its partner, the Lafayette Parish School System, will introduce a new program to reward students for reading. Representatives will be available to interview a spokesperson from 10:00 to 11:00 am at J. Wallace James Elementary School (1500 W. Willow St. Scott, LA 70583), but due to COVID restrictions, appointments will be required. Contact for more information or to schedule appointments.

Students will earn points through the school system's current Accelerated Reader (AR) program to make them eligible for prizes. They will get one raffle ticket for reaching their AR point goal each nine weeks, but they also have the opportunity to earn more tickets by continuing to read past their goal.

AR Goals are individualized and based on each student’s reading level.  The program will end on April 30, 2021, and prizes will be handed out throughout the month of May.  

We will award prizes in each of the 25 elementary schools in Lafayette Parish, and all of the more than 14,000 students will be eligible to participate.  
"Reading is the cornerstone of a child's education.  We hope by providing students with more incentives to read, it will encourage them to develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime," says Brett Bayard with the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette. 
If your business would like to help with prizes or sponsorships, please reach out to the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette at

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