LA Teachers Can Now Apply for Chipotle's Reading Rewards Program

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Books & Burritos!

Chipotle Mexican Grill, which operates 114 restaurants in Los Angeles County, is currently accepting applications from Los Angeles teachers and librarians for the 2018 installment of its Reading Rewards program.

The Chipotle Reading Rewards program offers incentives for teachers' and librarians' existing reading programs, or provides schools and libraries with turnkey resources, developed by teachers, to start a new reading program.

Reading Rewards are bookmarks that include free kid's meal cards for younger readers, or buy-one-get-one free entrée cards for teen readers. Educators and librarians may apply for Reading Rewards on behalf of their school or library at chipotle.com/reading through Feb. 28.

"At Chipotle we're not just passionate about feeding the communities we serve, but also feeding young minds," said Chris Arnold, communications director at Chipotle. "Through the Reading Rewards program, we can help fuel an enthusiasm for reading and are pleased to supply teachers and librarians with the resources needed to encourage that passion."

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Last year, Chipotle rewarded 2.2 million readers with Reading Rewards and partnered with more than 6,000 schools and libraries. In 2018, Chipotle plans to expand the program, donating three million Reading Rewards.

Applications are reviewed and granted the second week in March and Reading Rewards are distributed by the end of March. Educators have the freedom to use these rewards as they see fit to promote literacy at their school or library.

To apply for the Chipotle Reading Rewards program, teachers and librarians can visit chipotle.com/reading. Each school or library may only apply for Chipotle Reading Rewards once per calendar year. Applicants should be prepared to use a valid school or library email address and request the cards to ship directly to the school or library district.

Anabel Marquez