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Read UP 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Read UP campaign, a read-a-thon fundraiser to support UP Education Network’s staff, students and families!


About The Campaign:

The 2022 Read UP campaign is an opportunity to inspire and reignite a love of reading all while raising critical funds to support the important work of UP Education Network. 

Virtual Event:

You’re invited to attend a virtual discussion with local children’s book author Stephanie Crawford, writer of “The Day My Teacher Ate a Pumpkin Seed,” which helps young students understand the changes adults go through during pregnancy and how to alleviate anxiety about changes. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to receive a copy of Stephanie’s book! RSVP here.

There’s Three Ways to Participate:

  1. Sign up to join an existing team on our Classy peer-to-peer campaign OR start your own team and ask your network, colleagues, friends and family to join your team. You and your teammates pledge to read as many books as possible during the duration of the campaign (January 24 – March 31) and pledge to donate a minimum $25 for each book read to UP.
  2. Once you’ve joined a team or created your own team, you can solicit your networks, colleagues, friends and family to sponsor you and make a gift to UP Education Network on your behalf to account for each of the books you read during the campaign.
  3. Make a gift to UP as part of the Read UP campaign.

What You’ll Get When You Join:

  • Weekly email updates on progress and book recommendations.
  • Public recognition on social media and more.
  • Exclusive access to fun literacy content from our schools.
  • Join a community of fellow readers to inspire and encourage others to join the fun!
  • A special prize for the top reader/top fundraiser to join UP’s CEO for breakfast at an UP school.
  • A small prize for all participants that reads 5 books or donates $100 or more.

How to Get Started:

  1. Watch this welcome video , which will introduce this exciting fundraising opportunity and provide an overview of how to get started with step by step instructions.
  2. Visit the Classy page and sign up to join a team or start your own team. Click on the “Create/Join a Team” button. Please note: You will have to make a Classy account to create or join a team.
    1. When you join a team, Classy will also create a “fundraiser page.” The fundraiser page is where you direct anyone to make a gift on your behalf. It will roll up to the team totals. 

    2. You can also make a one-time gift or a recurring gift by clicking here. Be sure to search for the team or reader you’re sponsoring and click their name so they receive credit for the gift.
  3.  Using this link, fill out the Google Form to share your contact information and share how many books you plan to read throughout the duration of the campaign. Don’t worry, we’ll follow up with a new form to complete near the end of the campaign to adjust your number if needed.


Weekly UPdates (as of 3.30.22)

  • Total teams: 7
  • Total participants: 26
  • Total books pledged to read: 85+
  • Total dollars raised: $20,405

Read UP Corner

Check out what Read UP teams and participants are reading this week!

Tom from Team Advisory Board is reading Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Susannah from Team Rocket is reading Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu

Julianna from Team Book Nerds for Life is reading Half Life by Jillian Cantor

Alice, from Team Rocket is reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Mariela, from Team Network Staff is reading The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Marianne, from Team Network is reading Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Read UP Videos

Check out the below video of our live book reading and discussion with local children’s book author Stephanie Crawford

Check out the below video to hear from UP Academy Dorchester staff and students what their favorite books are to read!


Ms. Rivera from the network office visited our kindergarten friends at UP Academy Holland read “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. Check it out!

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