IEA Read-a-Thon - Institute for Educational Advancement
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Help IEA achieve our goal of serving highly able and creative youth by joining our Read-A-Thon! Gifted children of all backgrounds need support, so no matter where they’ve been they will have the tools to travel anywhere they want to go.

IEA’s expertise in the field of gifted education is to create nurturing, enriching experiences that foster all aspects of each participant’s intellectual and personal growth. This exceptional population of children is often underserved by traditional educational programs. IEA benefits the whole child via optimally matched programs. IEA impacts gifted children through respectful, positive interaction in a safe and supportive environment.

Join IEA’s Read-A-Thon

Help raise awareness and funds for the Institute for Educational Advancement by joining our Read-A-Thon Fundraiser. Our overall fundraising goal is $20,000!

Here are a few ways you can join us:

  1. Set up your Read-A-Thon page by picking a reading challenge! Click here to get started.
  2. Sponsor the Read-A-Thon by helping to cover the costs of incentive prizes and other opportunities.
  3. Get the word out to your community! Use our Read-A-Thon toolkit to reach out to friends and family and help IEA serve more students than ever before!


On your fundraising page, let us know what personal reading challenge you will be setting! You can make up your own or join one of IEA’s reading groups. Each group will take on the reading challenge and hold live book club check-ins on Zoom. Click the book title to register for the book club!

  1. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  2. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  4. Holes by Louis Sachar
  5. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  6. We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson
  7. Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger
  8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot


Parent and Community Books

  1. The Caring Child: Raising Empathetic and Emotionally Intelligent Children by Christine Fonseca
  2. When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers by Judy Galbraith, M.S., Jim Delisle, Ph.D. 


Fundraising Dates: Now – October 17, 2020


Missed our kickoff event? Watch it here – we hope it inspires you to join our fundraising efforts! 


Meet fellow Read-A-Thon participants online for an interactive book club meeting. You may join one of the specific challenge group’s meetings or you can join a general book club meeting.

To register for a book club click the book’s title above.  


Save the date for our closing celebration event:
October 17, 2020 at 9:00 am PDT

Our final event will celebrate our Read-A-Thon’s fundraising efforts. We will applaud our top participants, award prizes, and recap what we learned during our Read-A-Thon.


IEA is committed to sponsoring initiatives, providing services, and effecting policies that encourage the intellectual and personal growth of highly able young people. We rely on the generous support of individuals like you in order to offer programs to any child that needs our services.

You can make a difference. Right now. One that could very well change the course of a young life forever. Your gift to IEA is a targeted, powerful investment in the future of our young people, our community, and our nation.

With your support, IEA can continue to provide our nation’s gifted young people with the educational opportunities and developmental support essential to helping them realize their potential.

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