India West: Akshaj Mehta, 10, Donates Sales of His Books to Reading Partners

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Akshaj Mehta, 10, Donates Sales of His Books to Reading Partners

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 11:00 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Akshaj Mehta, an Indian American ten-year-old, has pledged that the sales of his 3rd book E-Tron part 2 will be donated to Reading Partners.

Mehta made the announcement Jan. 22 when he was invited on the Good Day Sacramento Studio (KMAX Channel 31), where he talked about his books and charities he supports and that he chose Reading Partners as he is passionate about reading and wants everyone to love reading.

Reading Partners focuses on students who are at least one month behind in reading, harnessing the power of community volunteers to provide individualized instruction to help them master the reading fundamentals they need to reach grade level.

Their trained, committed community volunteers work one-on-one with these students, delivering a simple, proven curriculum each week to help the child begin to gain lost ground.

More than simply reading with a child, the volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers, according to a press release. Each lesson comes with step-by-step instructions and materials. A trained site coordinator is always available to answer questions, assist with the materials, and solve problems.

By following a highly effective, structured, and easy-to-use curriculum, students on average more than double their rate of reading progress while in the program.

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