Road to Success is a program of Success in Education, a 501c3 nonprofit. The Road to Success program was founded in 2011 in collaboration with the Governor’s Commission on Literacy, and as an educational initiative from Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff. Over the years, the program has maintained the goal of helping students to develop an independent reading habit that they can take with them to post-secondary education.
Road to Success provides a framework with tools for educators to help students, and incentives to motivate students to read every day. Road to Success is a free reading program for students in elementary schools, grades K-5, to improve their literacy skills through daily reading habits. The program utilizes prizes to incentivize students who are tracking their reading using our website. In 2022, Road to Success partnered with Zoobean, licensing the Beanstack platform for Utah elementary schools statewide. Enroll now and start tracking your reading today!
Explore our impact map to see the Utah schools currently using Road to Success! Utilize our Enrollment page to request a new school and/or district.
Click the button below to request Road to Success at your school or district.
Zoobean started as a book-of-the-month business focusing on non-traditional genres and interests and quickly found many supportive and enthusiastic backers—including Mark Cuban after a “Shark Tank” appearance. Not long after, however, we realized we needed to reimagine our business model to be truly successful and reach more readers. At the time, our most trusted curators were children’s and school librarians.
Working together, we adapted our new technology, called Beanstack, to curate children’s books and deliver personalized recommendations to library patrons. Later, a partner library used Beanstack as a platform for an innovative district-wide reading challenge. Through these new ideas, our purpose became clear again—to empower libraries and schools to build a culture of reading by delivering a uniquely useful and personal experience for readers of all ages.