The Reading Writing and Rewards program provides an incentive for elementary school (4th and 5th grade) students to excel in reading comprehension and writing composition. The program targets those students who are in need of improving their abilities by allowing them to self-select books and write essays to summarize what they read. The essays will be graded by a teacher or the librarian. The goal is to encourage and reward reading as a basic element to success in student academic achievement, this will be accomplished by rewarding those students based on the scores from their written essays. Students will be able to score a 1,2, 3 or 4. After accumulating a certain number of points, the students could then select a prize (reward) or continue to accumulate points to obtain a larger prize. The program is designed for those students who are in need of assistance and will be identified by the school. In addition to the academic aspect, the program will also incorporate a mentoring component. Mentors will meet with the students once a week to discuss what they read and to provide moral support and encouragement to the students. The program will take place once a week with students visiting the library to select books and interact with a mentor.