#StopReadingChallenge

#StopReading
Challenge

Can you go 5 minutes without reading?

Can you go
5 minutes
without reading?

Millions of New Yorkers are forced to get by without the literacy skills they need every day.
Could you? We bet you a $5 donation to local New York literacy programs that you can't.

Millions of New Yorkers are forced to get by without the literacy skills they need every day. Could you? We bet you a $5 donation to local New York literacy programs that you can't.

Millions of New Yorkers
are forced to get by
without the literacy skills
they need every day.
Could you?We bet you a $5 donation
to local New York literacy
programs that you can't.

We're challenging you

We're
challenging
you

Everywhere you look there’s something with words on it. And you read them automatically...because you can. We challenge you to go 5 minutes without reading and make a $5 donation when you fail. Then, challenge your friends on social media.

Everywhere you look there’s something with words on it. And you read them automatically...because you can. We challenge you to go 5 minutes without reading and make a $5 donation when you fail. Then, challenge your friends on social media.

1

Don't read anything
for 5 minutes. Click to
start the timer!

2

Take a picture of what
you accidentally read,
share it on social, tag
@Literacy_NY
#StopReadingChallenge

and challenge your friends!

3

Donate $5 to help
Share the Literacy
if you fail (or
succeed, either works!)

5:00

The timer has been started!

It's been 10 seconds, good job! Unless you are reading this....then you failed. Sorry.

15 seconds left, you're almost there! Unless you are reading this....then you failed. Sorry.

Time's up! Did you make it?

Share the Literacy

People can survive without reading. Millions of New Yorkers do every day. But surviving is not thriving. Sure, you can find workarounds for not being able to tell whether something at the grocery store has ingredients you’re allergic to, or which gate your flight is leaving from. But how do you work around a hole in your life you don’t even know exists? What’s the replacement for being transported by a finely crafted novel? Or simply reading your child’s first essay at school?

More about
Literacy New York

Literacy New York (LNY) works to create and strengthen literate communities throughout all of New York State and has done so for over 40 years. We provide technical assistance, training, program support, advocacy for adult literacy, and help build the organizational capacity of community-based literacy programs. These local programs, in turn, provide literacy instruction to adults who want to improve their literacy skills.

For more than 40 years, we have served as a vocal advocate for adult literacy at the state and federal level. To this day, we continue to speak out on behalf of this issue. Programs supported by LNY raise literacy levels for thousands of adult learners in New York State through the service of numerous dedicated volunteers.