Six Flags offers free pass for kids who read

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — Six Flags Over Georgia is encouraging kids to read.

The amusement park is partnering with Discovery Education to offer free admission to K-6 students who participate in Read to Succeed, an online program that aims to encourage kids to read outside the classroom.

Students who complete six hours of non-school reading are eligible for a free admission ticket. That reading can include picture books, newspapers, comic books, novels and nonfiction materials.

Teachers with 10 or more students who complete the program can also win a free ticket.

Melinda Ashcraft, park president, said in a statement that 1,600 schools throughout the Southeast participated in the program in 2011.

The deadline for registration is March 1.




kevin 3 years, 8 months ago

just because you bring books home or looks them over online doesn't mean the child read them. Isn't this how the government runs programs, without verification? Good program if there is a way to prove the kids read those books. The reporter doesn't mention anything about this so it is up in the air.


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