Fourth-grade students are encouraged to engage in independent reading through out-of-class reading, in-class self-selected reading, and/or in-class silent-sustained reading. Reading may include the use of books, eBooks, newspapers, magazines, comics, and other forms of text. 


Wake Forest student ambassadors are encouraged to meet with fourth-grade students throughout the fall semester to foster a community of readers.


Participants track the minutes they are reading to become eligible to win exclusive Wake Forest prizes, including bookmarks, folders, posters, wristbands, sunglasses, rulers, and t-shirts. Students track their reading using a digital tracking sheet.

Since the program was rebranded in the fall of 2019, a total of 4,351 fourth graders from elementary schools across Forsyth County have participated in the Skip Prosser READ Challenge. In 2023/2024, a total of 993 fourth graders from 22 elementary schools participated with 563 fourth-graders reaching the Champion level by reading at least 2000 minutes.

Participating Schools in 2023-2024


Information Provided to Teachers and Librarians/Media Specialists

Information Provided to Parents/Guardians