Iconic actor LeVar Burton. (Photo Credit: Google Images)
Iconic actor LeVar Burton. (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Kirthana Ramisetti of The Daily News is reporting that iconic actor LeVar Burton has reached his goal of raising $1 million to fund his project to bring ‘Reading Rainbow’ to schools across the country. Burton accomplished the goal in less than 24 hours by running a brilliant Kickstarter campaign. Ramisetti writes:

“The ‘Star Trek’ actor launched a Kickstarter fund-raiser Wednesday to bring his PBS children’s series online, stating he needed to raise $1 million to reach his goal. The show, which aired from 1983 to 2006, and was launched as an app in 2012. Burton’s new project was to bring ‘Reading Rainbow’s’ extensive digital library of books and videos to classrooms across the country for free.

‘We can genuinely change the world, one children’s book at a time,’ Burton said in a video announcing the project. ‘Reading Rainbow’ is back for every child, everywhere.’”

Read more about this major accomplishment at The New York Daily News.

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