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Purpose: To give teachers and parents a tool to encourage our young students to learn and improve their reading skills, in order to become great thinkers and enhance their scholastic careers.Contest Dates: 32 weeks Year Round School-Launch August Traditional School-Launch September

Schools establish a reading goal in connection with their School Reading Program. We encourage this activity to be a school wide initiative with a realistic, but challenging goal. Schools, community councils, teachers, principals, parents, and students establish a reading goal for the entire school. This goal will be established by taking the number of students multiplied by 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week during the program period. The 20 minutes of reading should be done outside of the regular school day and it may be accomplished by individual reading OR reading to a student for 20 minutes a day. Individual:
Student Name - X 20 minutes a day X 5 days a week X 32 weeks during school year = GOAL Every time a student reads 100 minutes, they get to color in a Chief (Utah Blaze Mascot) PAW Print on their classroom record chart. Every 100 minutes read the student's name is to be entered into a random drawing for a bike to be given away toward the end of the school year. The students track their daily reading by filling in the Blaze Chief Paw on their bookmarks for every 20 minutes read.

Each class is to tally up the number of minutes read weekly from the individual classroom tracking chart and records the number on the corresponding Chief paw on the hallway Ken Garff Road to Success School banner. Each classroom is responsible for accurate tracking.

Prior to beginning the reading challenge a literacy liaison is assigned to oversee the project and track the progress of the program. The liaison should be someone that works in the school (Our recommendation is a school employee, school manager, reading specialist, or a secretary) and supported by the Utah PTA as well as the local PTA President.
Example: If there are 400 total students in a school and they read 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 32 weeks there total reading goal would equal out to be 1,280,000. Student body of 400 X 20 min. X 5days X 32 weeks = 1,280,000 minutes to read would be the goal. A large cardboard cut-out of Chief, the Utah Blaze Mascot is to be updated with total school minutes read from the Ken Garff Road to Success banner throughout the school.

Eligibility and Participation Requirements:
Meeting Requirements - During the reading challenge the literacy liaison and the PTA representative/community volunteer representative will meet 4-5 times during the program with the Governor's Deputy of Education. The purpose is to chart each school's progress, arrange dates for incentives, receive feedback on the program for evaluation purposes, share success stories, etc. This information will be posted on

Grand Prize Description/Restrictions:
Student Grand Prize Winner -Ken Garff Automotive will provide 4 bikes per school. A bike will be awarded to one boy and one girl in grades K-3, and one boy and one girl in grades 4-6. The bikes will be delivered early on in the program to help provide visual incentives for students to work hard at reading on a daily basis. For every 100 minutes a student reads, their name is to be placed into a clear container. A student's name can be entered into the drawing more than once for every additional 100 minutes read. At the end of the program, winning names will be drawn at an end of year assembly promoting the importance of reading. An electronic file with contest entry slip forms will be provided for each school to print. This will help the schools to distinguish between boys and girls, grades K-3 and 4-6 for the contest drawing.

Participation in the Ken Garff Road to Success contest is voluntary and is open to all students, including immediate family of Ken Garff employees enrolled in K-6 grades.

Any additional eligibility and participation criteria shall be in the sole discretion of the Elementary School administration. Contest participation is contingent upon enrollment at the school in which the program is running.

School Grand Prize Winner:
In addition to the bikes awarded, there will also be a drawing held between participating schools for vouchers to watch a Utah Blaze Arena Football game. Vouchers are to be given to the entire school. Each student will receive a voucher for themselves and a parent/guardian to attend a Utah Blaze football game. The faculty and staff will also receive a voucher good for two.

The drawing is to be held on a date to be determined by Ken Garff Automotive and media partners. All entries by elementary students in the participating schools will be placed in a large clear container and three different school names will be drawn out. The schools of the three students' names chosen are the recipients of the Utah Blaze vouchers. The more minutes read by any one school's student's increases their chances of being drawn. Schools will be promptly notified if they are to be recipients of the Utah Blaze Arena Football vouchers.

Additional Quarterly Incentives (Prizes):
Additional reminders to keep reading 20 minutes a day will be given out by the school literacy liaison. These prizes will be provided by Ken Garff Automotive or other sponsors of the Ken Garff Road to Success program and may include: bookmarks, key chains, pencils, erasers, and/or rulers. These prizes are to go to all students regardless of their achievement. Every student needs to be included as to encourage them in participation and furthering their educational goals by reading 20 minutes a day.

Additional Rules:
All contest participants shall be subject at all times to the provisions of the Hold Harmless Agreement located on the Ken Garff Road to Success website located at All grand prize winners shall be required to have a parent or guardian sign a separate Hold Harmless Agreement as a condition to receiving possession of the grand prize bicycles.

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