Hughes is back with his FREE signature summer reading program, aiming prevent the “summer slide” and promote literacy among our children.

Summer Reads: Read to Succeed is currently accepting students entering first, second and third grades for this year’s program, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 24-July 18 (Mondays through Thursdays) at the eight locations listed below. Parents and guardians can download the registration form at Submit completed registration form with recent report card via email to:

Students will receive free breakfast and lunch each day, a free eye exam from Willis Eye Hospital, and two free pairs of glasses, if needed. We’re working in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia to ensure students will learn from research-based curriculum provided by certified teachers and activities that include STEAM-focused lessons. Sign your children up and help empower their continued learning!

Read to SucceedLocations:

Senator Hughes’s District
OEC Overbrook Educational Center
6722 Lansdowne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151

North Light Community Center
175 Green Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19127

James Rhoads School
4901 Parrish Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19139 ​

Samuel Gompers
5701 Wynnefield Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131 ​

L.P. Hill
3133 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Senator Street’s District
Kenderton Elementary 
1500 West Ontario Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Senator Farnese’s District
Laura W. Waring School    
1801 Green Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Senator Haywood’s District
John F. McCloskey School
8500 Pickering Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19150