Reading is the Goal

Based on its contributions to literacy and education, the Reading Is the Goal program has received awards from the International Reading Association's (IRA) California and Orange County chapters in 2009 and 2008, respectively. Both times, the Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program received the Celebrate Literacy Award for its significant literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level.

The International Reading Association, has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy since 1956. More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Their goals are to improve the quality of reading instruction, disseminate research and information about reading, and encourage lifetime reading habits. For more information, please visit their website.


The number of teachers and students using Reading Is the Goal has been increasing since the program's inception in 2005. Click the links below to see what teachers and students have said about the Ducks' reading initiative: