Read to the Final Four is a literacy challenge aimed at creating a lifelong love and interest in reading for students across Minnesota. The NCAA, Women’s Final Four and the Minnesota Local Organizing Committee have teamed up to inspire and incentivize third graders across the state to develop their abilities and entice participation in this nine-week program. Schools and students can win fun prizes and compete for an overall grand prize of $5,000 of books for the school library.
This year, students will be able to read both physical and online books and record their minutes in their own Read to the Final Four Reading Log. The challenge begins on January 10 and concludes on March 14 and no school will ever be eliminated. The top four schools will be awarded an all-expense-paid field trip to the 2022 Women’s Final Four Tourney Town presented by Capital One to crown the winning school in a special award ceremony on April 1 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.