As I work with the students to instill a love and devotion to reading I came across a few like-minded supporters. If you're having any troubles encouraging the kids to follow through with their learning, even when it's hard, here's some support:
1.) Lifehacker: Want to Be a Great Leader? Read
2.) LifeDev: 8 Benefits of Reading (Or Ways Reading Makes You Better at Life)
3.) Personal Development: Importance of Good Reading and Writing Skills (In the Real World, In Your World)
4.) Styleblazer: 10 Smarty Pants Celebs: Did You Know They Went to College?