Franklin Templeton Employees Engage in Read for the Record Initiative

Nov 20, 2023 9:00 AM ET

This year, 40 Franklin Templeton employees across seven offices read to over 1,200 students as part of Jumpstart’s 17th anniversary of Read for the Record. The annual campaign celebrates the power of reading and supports early literacy by attempting to have most people read the same book on the same day.

On October 26, Franklin Templeton volunteers read With Lots of Love, by Jenny Torres Sanchez and illustrated by André Ceolin, to children across the United States and Canada. The story is about a girl who has moved to the United States from her home in Central America, away from everything she leaves behind and longs for—especially her grandmother As a sponsor of Jumpstart, Franklin Templeton donated over 2,000 copies of the book to students and classrooms. 

Jumpstart hosted a session with employee volunteers in advance to train them in best practices for reading to kids, inform them about the impact of the day and highlight the firm’s support and distribution of books.

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