The Learning A-Z Star Donation Challenge is a month-long event that gives students the opportunity to help communities in need through reading and completing Learning A-Z activities.

Register Your Students With a 
Special Extended Free Trial

Extended product trials are available for the duration of the challenge so that every student has the chance to participate and help communities in need around the world.

Teachers: Start a free, extended trial to join the challenge.

Administrators: Request a free, extended trial for multiple teachers.

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"My students are thrilled to be recognized for their efforts to contribute to the Learning A-Z Star Donation Challenge, but more importantly, they are thankful for the ability to help others while making academic progress!"

Amber Brown

Teacher

Mountain Home School District 193

Mountain Home, ID

Benefits of Participating

Students who have participated in the Learning A-Z Star Donation Challenge:

  • Read 3x as many books
  • Complete 4x as many activities
  • Achieve reading gains faster
  • Make a life-changing impact on communities around the world and model good citizenship


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How It Works

Students earn stars by reading books and completing activities within Kids A-Z .

From April 1 to May 3, students donate their stars toward healthy meals, clean water, or school supplies to help communities in need. For each category, students can choose to make a regular donation (4,000 stars) or a mega donation (11,000 stars). 

All donations are made within the Kids A-Z Star Zone.*

After stars are donated,
Learning A-Z makes a monetary donation, up to $20,000, on behalf of participating students to support a children’s humanitarian organization that works worldwide.

Learn, earn stars, and donate. It’s that simple.


The top-donating classroom in each of the 50 U.S. states and D.C., as well as in five different countries, will win a class pizza party. Check out the resources in our teacher kits!

Star Challenge Goals

We’re challenging students to donate 1 billion stars to unlock up to $20,000 in donations from Learning A-Z to
a children’s humanitarian organization.


Students decide how many donations are made to each category:

Healthy Meals

Clean Water

School Supplies

Donations provide highly nutritious food for children facing severe hunger.

Donations provide water tablets to ensure communities have access to clean water.


Donations provide communities without sufficient infrastructure with school supplies and building materials to give every student access to education.


Let’s Get Started

Roster, Assign, and Learn!

Step One

Start an extended free trial then make sure students are rostered and the Incentives setting is turned on.

Step Two

Assign books and activities or set up the Reading Room so students have plenty to work on during the challenge.

Step Three

Encourage students to keep reading and completing activities. Once students earn enough starts to donate, they can make their donation within the Kids A-Z Star Zone.

Getting Started With Learning A-Z: Rostering Your Students

Rebecca Hayter, a Customer Success Manager, shows how easy it is to get started with Learning A-Z by going over implementation and rostering. Let's go!

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Enhancing Instruction With Premade Lesson Plans and Resource Packs

Nicola Homy, an Account Specialist, shows us how easy it is to get started with Learning A-Z by exploring premade lesson plans and resource packs.

Get Students Motivated

Keep students motivated with our Learning A-Z Star Donation Challenge Kits.

Learning A-Z Star Donation 
Challenge Classroom Kit

Learning A-Z Star Donation 
Challenge Administrator Kit

Keep students motivated with collaborative goal setting, family letters, and donation tracking available in our Classroom Kit.

Access communication templates, resources to celebrate accomplishments, and more in our Administrator Kit.

It’s Pizza Party Time

The top-donating classroom in each of the 50 U.S. states and D.C., as well as in five different countries, will win a class pizza party to celebrate the impact they’ve made.**

All-Time Student Donations

Students have donated 7.7 billion stars to help communities in need since the start of the Learning A-Z Star Donation Challenge in 2020.

6.6 billion stars donated

7.7 Billion

1.1 Billion

600,000

Stars Donated
Since 2020

Total Student Donations
Since 2020

Healthy Meals Donated Since 2020

3.5 million days of drinking water
3.5 million days of drinking water

4 Million

114,228

Days of Drinking Water Donated
Since 2021

School Supplies Donations
Since 2023

FAQs

What does it cost to participate?

Participation in The Learning A-Z Star Donation Challenge is free for customers and participants who sign up for a free trial of Foundations A-Z, Raz-Kids, Raz-Plus, Raz-Plus ELL, Raz-Plus Español, Science A-Z, Writing A-Z, or Vocabulary A-Z. Sign up for a free trial for the duration of the challenge.


How long does the challenge run?

The 2024 Learning A-Z Star Donation Challenge will run from April 1 through May 3.


This year's challenge is running for one extra week to make up for the potential of school Spring breaks happening during the donation period.


How much do students need to read to donate?

Students read books and complete various learning activities to earn stars to donate.


Students need to earn 4,000 stars to donate a healthy snack, 10 days of clean water, or school supplies to communities in need.


Students can also make a MEGA donation of 11,000 stars to donate a healthy meal, 30 days of clean water, or to help build a school.


To earn enough stars to make a donation, students can listen to a book (10 stars), read a book (50 stars), pass a quiz (100 stars), complete a vocabulary game (100 stars), and more in their Kids A-Z portal. Check out other ways students can earn stars.

How do the donations work?

Students have the option to donate towards three causes: healthy meals, clean water, and school supplies.


After students donate the stars they’ve earned, Learning A-Z makes a monetary donation, up to $20,000, to a worldwide children’s humanitarian organization.*


*By clicking the provided link, you will be leaving our site and redirected to a third-party site. We are not responsible for the content, services, and transactions that occur on the third-party site.

What’s the prize for the classrooms that donate the most stars?

The top-donating classroom in each 50 U.S. states and D.C., as well as in five different countries, will win a class pizza party. The teacher of the winning classroom will receive a giftcard to a local pizza restaurant to use towards their pizza party.


See contest rules.

How will I know if my class has won?

Learning A-Z will contact winners through the email address associated with their account within 30 days after the challenge has ended.

We will also celebrate the winning classrooms by devoting a blog post to their accomplishments and will publish the name of the classroom teacher, as well as the classroom's school and district. Student information will NOT be shared.

Where do I go if I need help getting started with my Learning A-Z product?

Register for a product orientation hosted by our Professional Learning team. Or, follow the step-by-step walkthroughs available within the Guided Help feature in your account.


If you’d like to connect with Customer Support, start a chat by opening the blue icon at the bottom of any Learning A-Z page.


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Have questions about ordering?

Visit our Support Center for answers. Retail price is per classroom or family/home. For 10+ classrooms, contact us for volume pricing.


*The following Learning A-Z products include Kids A-Z: Raz-Plus, Raz-Plus ELL, Raz-Plus Español, Raz-Kids, Foundations A-Z, Vocabulary A-Z, Writing A-Z, and Science A-Z.

**No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The 2024 Learning A-Z® Star Donation Challenge Contest runs 04/01/2024 12:00:01 am ET to the earlier of: (1) 05/03/2024 11:59:59 pm ET or (2) the Target Donation is reached. Open only to School Teachers, 21+, who currently use a Sponsor Product. All eligible Teachers using a Sponsor Product will be entered into the Contest by virtue of using the Product. To learn how to opt-out of the contest and to see Official Rules, including how to participate and prize details, click here: https://www.learninga-z.com/user_area/content_media/raw/stardonationcontestrules1.pdf. Sponsor: Learning A-Z.

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