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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!

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.

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.

Ed Word the bookworm on the Read to Rise balloon

Program Dates

Participation in this year's Read to Rise Reading Program is open from October 1, 2022 – April 1, 2023.

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 2023.

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

Get to know Ed Word the Bookworm™ better by visiting his very own page.

For Complete Details

For complete details, please view or download our latest Read to Rise flyer.

CapEd fully adheres to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

  2021-2022 Read to Rise Program Winners

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


Pepper Ridge Elementary
Boise


Central Elementary
Nampa


Willow Creek Elementary
Nampa


  Past Read to Rise Program Winners

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


Amity Elementary


Christine Donnell School of the Arts


Cynthia Mann Elementary


Desert Sage Elementary


Future Public


Kenneth J. Carberry Elementary


Kimberly Elementary


Lakevue Elementary


Middleton Heights Elementary


Nampa Christian Elementary


North Elementary


Notus Elementary


Paramount Elementary


Peregrine Elementary


Reagan Elementary


Trail Wind Elementary