Packers kicking off annual Tundra Tales reading program

Grant program again being offered; deadline Friday, Jan. 20

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Registration is now open for the Green Bay Packers 13th annual "Tundra Tales" at-home reading program for students in grades 4K through 5. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 20, and the program will run from Jan. 30 through March 5, 2023.

The "Tundra Tales" program aims to support children reading at grade level by third grade and develop lifelong reading habits by encouraging children to read outside of school. Students in 4K through fifth grade must read or be read to for 60 minutes every week, outside of school, for four weeks (a total of 240 minutes). An extra week to achieve the total goal has been included to accommodate school schedules.

Educators and coordinators can offer their participants one four-week segment. Participants who achieve the final goal will receive a Packers Hall of Fame voucher good for one free participant admission and one free adult admission.

Each public or private Wisconsin school classroom registered for Tundra Tales that has a 75 percent or higher completion rate for the program will be eligible to receive a $100 grant to use toward literary resources for their school or classroom. Additionally, each school that has 5 classrooms or more complete the program will be entered to win one of five $1,000 grants for literacy resources at the school.

Grants are funded by Green Bay Packers Give Back and are available for public and private schools in Wisconsin only. Checks will be made out to schools or districts, with letters specifying how funds should be distributed to individual classes. To release funding, the Green Bay Packers Community Outreach department must have a W9 on file. W9 forms are available upon request.

Program information will be available on packers.com/tundratales. The deadline to turn in final tracking sheets is Monday, March 6.

Homeschoolers, virtual schools, after school programs, parent-teacher organizations and families have also participated in the program and are encouraged to continue doing so.

For more information, visit packers.com/tundratales.

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