NM True reading challenge kicks off

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Governor Susana Martinez announced this year’s New Mexico True Summer reading challenge Tuesday.

The challenge is designed to help stop the summer slide and encourage kids to keep reading during summer break

The children’s hard work could pay off big this year, there are a number of prizes including a vacation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida or a balloon ride.

Some well known New Mexicans tried to help give them a boost Tuesday.

The New Mexico True summer reading challenge is open to all New Mexico elementary school children ages five through 12.

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