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 creates fun ways to read and learn by crafting moral-based storybooks, providing free books to the community via our mobile library, and offering tutorial/mentoring services to help children learn to read and succeed.

Life, Love & Literacy: Father Daughter Gala
September 23, 2017   |   3:30-6:30pm  |  Trinity University


Shortcuts are fun animated versions of our Chuck4Short book series

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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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Latest Chuck4Short Community Events

the Present is a Gift

The Chuck4Short Foundation treated families supported by the WE-CAN-CERVIVE organization to a ToysRUs shopping trip for the holidays.


Books and Baskets

Meet Mr. Poindexter's 3rd grade class at Browne Education Campus in N.E. D.C. The Chuck4Short foundation awarded books and Georgetown Basketball tickets to the participants in the teacher vs student basketball game.

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day is our annual initiative that provides free backpacks, school supplies and additional resources to students and families in the District.  In 2017, we set a high priority on reinforcing the value of reading at home with a parent, sibling or guardian.