In partnership with Northern Arizona University, Phoenix Rising proudly presents Reading With Rising. This program brings the magic of storytelling to elementary schools across the Valley, where our soccer players serve as engaging storytellers. These visits are more than just reading sessions—they’re inspiring encounters that foster a love for books and learning in children. Players engage young minds in both English and Spanish, promoting bilingual literacy and creating a diverse, inclusive reading environment.
Our initiative isn’t just about books; it’s about empowering our community’s future. Through these visits, our players become more than athletes; they’re positive role models encouraging the importance of education and literacy. Reading With Rising aims to create a world where every child’s story is celebrated, fostering a love for reading, inspiring a sense of wonder, and igniting the imagination of our youngest fans. Join us in this journey where soccer, education, and joy intertwine to create a brighter future for our children.
Nominate Your School
Interested in nominating your school for the Reading With Rising program? Use the form below to add your school to our future candidate list!