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Our Mission

To put quality, age-appropriate books into the hands and homes of at-risk young children before they start kindergarten so they can be ready to succeed in school and life.

Run to Read Set for October 21


Birdies for Books, July 15, 2017

Many thanks to Birdies for Books Disc Golf Tournament Director, Brad Moseley, our disc golf players, our sponsors, Nick McLeod (Culinary Creations of Auburn, llc)) and Billy Jackson at the Opelika Parks and Rec Sportsplex for a fantastic First Annual BIRDIES for BOOKS!!  There was great disc golf for close to 50 players, a lot of super door prizes, a goody bag and a delicious lunch.  The event netted over $2500 to help put top-quality , age-appropriate books into the hands and homes of at-risk children all over Alabama!  Jean Dean RIF is thrilled to add Disc Golf to its event schedule!! 

Ride to Read 2017 a BIG Success 

JeanDean RIF 2017 Scholarship  

It is with great excitement that we are opening applications for the second year for a scholarship available to all former "RIF kids" in Alabama who are high school graduates and plan to go on to higher education opportunities in the Fall of 2017.

The Board of the Alabama Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. has made the funds available for a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving young Alabamian who received RIF books from the Jean Dean RIF Program.

All applications must be received by May 12, 2017, and the winner will be announced by May 19, 2017. All applicants will receive notice of the winner. The awarding of the scholarship this year is in honor of the 26th year of Jean Dean Reading Is Fundamental, signature service project of the Alabama Kiwanis Foundation, Inc.
Please make every effort to make this opportunity available to the Jean Dean RIF/Kiwanis “kids” in your local areas who could benefit from this scholarship assistance.

Scholarship Application