Real DAWGS Read

Readers are leaders!

Real Dawgs Read is a summer reading program developed for K-8, Title I schools in Washington state. There is no cost to schools or participants (postage is covered); it is simply a way to incent students to read over the summer. Participants read at least 30 minutes a day on 30 separate days to earn a Husky reward and reading certificate.

We are now planning for summer 2023. If your child attends a Title I school in Washington state, encourage the school principal to reach out to us at and make sure we have their contact info. We’ll send out invitations for schools to join Real Dawgs Read in April 2023.

Over the years, UW licensees Zephyr Headwear, Logo Brands, Captivating Headwear and Strideline Socks have donated merchandise which rewards successful readers.

This program is possible because of generous support from AT&T and Starbucks.

Start reading today! Books, comic books, magazines, newspapers — YOU choose. Read alone, read aloud, read with friends, have someone read to you. Just read, and you’ll be dressed like a Dawg in no time!

Questions? Contact us at

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