Reading is Fitness for your Mind

About Bookfit

BookFit was founded in 2017 after Hurricane Irma, which tore through Florida, ripping apart homes, schools, businesses, and libraries.  We wanted libraries to have books for children as quickly as possible because reading opens doors and enables every child to fulfill his or her potential.

About the founders

Sam Rosen and Jesse Rosen

Sam and Jesse are brothers who live with their mom, dad, and sister, Sloane in Boca Raton, Florida. They attend Saint Andrew’s School (Sam class of 2021 and Jesse class of 2023) and have been there since kindergarten. They play Varsity Lacrosse and both play defender. In their free time, they like to play video games and hang out with friends.

In the earlier grades, they struggled with reading and fell behind. They learned the value of reading and today they are strong readers. They founded BookFit club to give underprivileged kids books to read so they can become good readers with fit minds.

Mission

BookFit is committed to collecting new or gently used children’s books and donating them to children through school and community libraries. 

Reading library books and having books at home inspires a student’s imagination. Reading maximizes the opportunity for all children to read and succeed.  A sound mind, body, and spirit require exercise; Reading is fitness for the mind.

Where did the name BookFit come from?

BookFit is an annual drive that was founded by student-athletes.  Just like kids need to be active and exercise their bodies, books are the weights that kids lift to be good readers. Reading helps students discover new ideas and develop self-esteem.

Benefits of Reading 

  • Children who read often get better at it
  • Reading makes your mind grow
  • Reading helps you focus
  • Reading teaches you about the world
  • Reading teaches you new vocabulary 
  • Reading develops imagination
  • Reading teaches kids empathy
  • Children who read do better in school
  • Reading stories together is a great way to bring people together

From:  https://www.cameverlands.org.uk/10-benefits-of-reading/

Our goal is to collect 10,000 books.

We need your help.
Start a BookFit Club in your school!

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