Helping children read at grade level through singing

The Rock 'n' Read Project

Singing while reading dramatically boosts reading achievement! 

The Rock 'n' Read Project is a MN nonprofit that provides software, teacher training, and support for schools.

State Pilot

A free reading intervention for public schools (funded by Legislature)

Criteria for Schools

  • Large proportion of students not reading at grade level (MCAs) and eligible
       for free/reduced lunch
  • 2nd-5th graders
  • Students use program during the day
  • Students use 30 minutes 4-5 times/week (minimum 90 minutes/wk)

School Needs
  • Available computer lab or space for a RnR lab
  • A staff member to oversee each class

Rock 'n' Read Project provides:

  • Lab set-up, input of students, and professional development for staff
  • FastBridge reading assessment 3x/year
  • Opening Day launch with each group of students
  • First week in-lab support person
  • Progress monitoring throughout the year
  • FastBridge analysis and report

To apply, please contact Bill Jones, Executive Director (see below)


May 2017
Rock 'n' Read Project awarded $500,000 by MN Legislature! 
(See criteria to apply below)

Feb 2017

Nov 2016

Thank you to Luther Auto for creating this video

Partner Schools 2016-'17

College Prep Academy 

Bancroft Elementary (Minneapolis Public) 

Jefferson Community School (Minneapolis Public) 

Odyssey Academy

Prodeo Academy

Tesfa International

To donate today, click here

Thank you, donors!

Luther Automotive, Electronic Learning Products, Inc., Tech Dump, SkyRidge Business Center and Nature Preserve, The First Universalist Foundation, Steeple People Foundation, Individual donors