Matt Birk's HIKE Foundation was established to provide at-risk children with the educational opportunities needed to excel in the classroom and in life. The HIKE Foundation impacts the lives of at-risk children and their families by providing interactive programs and resources needed to help foster a love for reading and learning early in a child’s developmental years.
Understanding that literacy is the foundation of all learning, programs are focused on providing access to books, parent education and resources for low-income families to build home libraries.
Our goal is for all children to be reading proficiently by the third grade and have access to books they want to read for fun and add to their home library regardless of their economic situations at home.
The need is great! That is why we have formed a national alliance with Scholastic to help us reach our goals.