Motivating young readers to celebrate reading
as a way to excel in school and succeed in life...

The Chuck4Short Foundation, 501(c)(3), is a locally owned and operated nonprofit organization committed to improving the reading readiness for kids K-3 to ensure they reach grade level literacy. Our organization crafts moral-based storybooks, offers tutorial/mentoring services, and provides free books to the community via our mobile library. 

Reading Rockstar's Tour

The Chuck4Short Reading Rockstar's Tour visits communities across the U.S. to donate books and reading materials to kids grade levels K-3 in grand fashion.  The highlight of our tour is the Block Party which emphasizes the FUN in reading fundamentals.   

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Toy talks

Modeled from TED Talks, the Chuck4Short TOY Talks is a series of interactive presentations, life lectures, and fun exchanges. TOY Talks will uplift, educate, & inspire individual thought for elementary students with bright ideas and passionate hearts.

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This year our Build-a-Pack initiative provided book bags & school supplies to over two hundred kids in much needed communities throughout DC, MD & VA.