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Read to Rise

Photographs of CapEd's Read to Rise hot air balloon in the sky.

What is Read to Rise?

Read to Rise is the name of CapEd's hot air balloon. You may have seen Read to Rise in the skies during the Annual Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, where CapEd is the presenting sponsor. Your school can have the chance for a visit from the Read to Rise hot air balloon by participating in CapEd's annual reading program!

Cartoon graphic of CapEd's Read to Rise hot air balloon flying out of a book.

Read to Rise Reading Program

Elementary schools can participate in CapEd's free Read to Rise Reading Program through one of these two paths:

Read to Rise participation option 1

Invite CapEd to participate in your elementary school's family literacy/reading event.

  • CapEd will provide $100.00 in support of the family literacy/reading event.
  • Ed Word the Bookworm™ may make an appearance at the event and read to the students if schedules and location allows.
  • Ed Word also speaks Spanish and can be requested for Spanish bilingual school literacy events.
  • CapEd volunteers will help support the event if the schedules and location allow.
Read to Rise participation option 2

If a family literacy/reading event isn't an option for your school, your students can enjoy a recorded book reading by CapEd's very own, Ed Word the Bookworm™, during their reading time in the library.

Participation in this year's Read to Rise Reading Program is open from
October 1, 2023 – April 1, 2024

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Please reach out to one of our Brand Engagement Specialists if you would like to participate and be entered into the April prize drawing.

AnaMaria Morales

Phone Number: 208.697.9116

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Tyler Harris

Phone Number: 208.473.9212

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Available Prizes

All elementary schools that participate in the reading program via one of the two paths listed above will be placed into a random drawing for a Read to Rise hot air balloon inflation at their school during April or May of 2024.

Three elementary schools will be the lucky recipients of a Read to Rise hot air balloon inflation.

2022 - 2023 Read to Rise Winners

Congratulations to the winning schools of this year's Read to Rise Reading Program!

Van Buren Elementary
Caldwell
Hawthorne Elementary
Boise
Sacajawea Elementary
Caldwell

Past Read to Rise Winners

Congratulations to the schools who have previously won our Read to Rise rewards.

Amity Elementary
Kimberly Elementary
Pepper Ridge Elementary
Central Elementary
Lakevue Elementary
Peregrine Elementary
Christine Donnell School of the Arts
Middleton Heights Elementary
Reagan Elementary
Cynthia Mann Elementary
Nampa Christian Elementary
Notus Elementary
Desert Sage Elementary
North Elementary
Trail Wind Elementary
Future Public School
Willow Creek Elementary (Nampa)
Kenneth J. Carberry Elementary
Paramount Elementary

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