Fast Start Academy

Fast Start Academy‚ a program of the national reading program America Reads.

Georgia (Jul 30, 2001) — Fast Start Academy




Fast Start Academy‚ a program of the national reading program America Reads.


Tuesday‚ July 31 and Wednesday‚ August 1‚ 9 a.m. − 3 p.m.

Exciting two days‚ concluding a three−week long program.


James V. Carmichael Student Center‚ University Room

Kennesaw State University


America Reads is a national initiative to teach elementary school children to enjoy reading. As part of America Reads‚ Kennesaw State University offers the Fast Start Academy to rising 4th‚ 5th and 6th graders who have been identified by their schools as being one grade level behind in reading. The 18 participants from Cobb County schools meet three days a week to receive tutoring in reading and writing‚ read aloud to one another in small groups‚ discuss what they read and learn about fitness and nutrition. In addition‚ they are each allowed to keep some of the books that they read. The purpose of the program is not just to help children learn how to read‚ but to learn that reading can be fun.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 13‚500‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit