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:
Invite CapEd to participate in your elementary school's family literacy/reading event.
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, 2022 – April 1, 2023.
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.
2021-2022 Read to Rise Program Winners
Congratulations to the winning schools of this year's Read to Rise Reading Program!
Pepper Ridge Elementary
Willow Creek Elementary
Past Read to Rise Program Winners
Congratulations to the schools who have previously won our Read to Rise rewards.
Christine Donnell School of the Arts
Cynthia Mann Elementary
Desert Sage Elementary
Kenneth J. Carberry Elementary
Middleton Heights Elementary
Nampa Christian Elementary
Trail Wind Elementary