Category: Reading Rooms

In Uncategorized on 01/18/2024 - 10:42 AM

2024 Applications Are In!

Carson Scholarship Applications are in! All applications are currently being reviewed and notification letters will be sent to winners and non-winners in early March. Educators will also receive correspondence regarding the outcome of their nominee’s application. 


In Chapter News, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 01/17/2024 - 2:57 PM

New Ben Carson Reading Rooms in Texas and Florida!

Eight is considered a number representing new beginnings and opportunities. During the fall, new opportunities in the form of Ben Carson Reading Rooms were bestowed on EIGHT deserving schools in Texas and Florida. In October, five Ben Carson Reading Rooms sponsored by Jamie and Kyle Stallings opened simultaneously in the Midland Independent School District. The […]


In Chapter News, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 01/17/2024 - 2:54 PM

Seminole Trails Elementary Reading Room Opening

Each reading room is very special in its own way!  And Seminole Trails Elementary has several special statistics about its Think Big Reading Room to celebrate! Seminole Trails Elementary Reading Room  the 33rd reading room built in Palm Beach County the 40th reading room built in the state of Florida the 17th reading room opened […]


In Chapter News, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 01/17/2024 - 2:35 PM

A First at Plumosa School for the Arts Reading Room

Another huge first!! The Plumosa School of the Arts is the first and only place in the United States to have a reading room established in honor of dedicated chapter founders by their husbands!!! And these were no ordinary wives! (But this writer doesn’t believe there is such a thing as an “ordinary wife”! Each […]


In Chapter News, Events, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 01/17/2024 - 2:14 PM

The Midland-5 

Burnet Elementary Cheers filled the balmy autumn air as one approached Burnet Elementary around 8:30 a.m. in Midland, TX! Burnet Elementary was the chosen host school for the celebration of the opening of five Ben Carson/ THINK BIG Reading Rooms in that city! The festivities began outside, with guest student participants from two local high […]


In General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms, Scholarships on 01/17/2024 - 1:58 PM

Reflecting Back On Year-End Giving Season

Giving Tuesday Success: CSF raises over $41,000 for Youth Education On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, the CSF enthusiastically participated in #GivingTuesday, a Global Day of Giving. Committed to fostering a spirit of generosity and philanthropy, Giving Tuesday has evolved into a worldwide movement, inspiring individuals to give back to their communities and champion causes close […]


In Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 12/11/2023 - 1:42 PM

Just a Reminder – Reading Room Reports Coming Soon!

Every year, in January and May, we ask our reading room school partners to complete and submit a formal report for their school. The report is simple as it asks about ten questions regarding reading room usage. It is useful to place sign-in sheets in your reading room to help collect this data. An email […]


In Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 12/11/2023 - 12:57 PM

Jonathan C. Harris – An Author Who Wears Many Hats

Brief Introduction to Jonathan C. Harris This January we’d like to introduce to you all an amazing author who truly believes in the power of reading. Jonathan C. Harris is man that wears many hats. He published two children’s books, Growing Gents and Girls with Pearls, that teach kids to treat themselves and others with […]


In Events, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 11/16/2023 - 9:18 AM

The Carson Scholars Fund’s 18th Annual National Day of Reading was One for the Books!

This year’s featured book, Dear Librarian, was a hit for the Carson Scholars Fund’s 18th Annual National Day of Reading. Dear Librarian, an autobiography by Lydia M. Sigwarth, is a heartwarming retelling of a life-changing period in the author’s childhood. In the story, young Lydia and her family had to relocate and live temporarily with […]


In General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 11/14/2023 - 2:48 PM

Welcome Amani to the CSF!

Amani is the new reading room coordinator at the Carson Scholars Fund and is excited to help children discover a love for reading. She is dedicated to bringing new ideas and creativity to the Ben Carson Reading Project and diligently working to establish more reading rooms across the country. Our newest member has previous experience […]


In Reading Rooms on 11/13/2023 - 10:06 AM

650 Students THINK BIG at Live Oak Elementary School

The Carson Scholars Fund is proud to be part of “A Culture of Reading” at Live Oak Elementary School in Fallbrook, CA. About 650 students have indulged in the love of reading in their Think Big Reading Room. With a beautiful park-themed environment, it’s no wonder that these students read approximately 60,000 minutes last year […]


In Events, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 10/20/2023 - 11:02 AM

The Jerry Thomas Elementary School Reading Room Opening – Candy Carson’s Recap

The “tiger spirit” at Jerry Thomas Elementary School is evident before you even reach the sidewalk! The concrete under the covered walkway begins with a tiger face, encircled by the name of the school (in school colors, of course!) connected to a 30-foot serpentine tail, drawing closer to the building to where the entire walkway […]


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