Unless you’ve been living under a rock, LeVar Burton is trying to bring back the Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning children’s television series Reading Rainbow and to accomplish this feat he is raising funds via Kickstarter.
As of now the campaign has surpassed its 1 million dollar goal raising $3,085,821 with 32 more days to go. This money will help the organization provide free reading software for to 1,500 needy schools.
If the campaign reachs its $5 million stretch goals, Reading Rainbow could fly high onto consoles and mobile. Burton informed backers in a recent video,
With $5 million, we can get to mobile, we can do Android, we can definitely do Xbox and PlayStation, we can do set-top boxes and we can get to at least 7,500 schools for free.
If the campaign continues at the rate it’s going, this could easily be accomplished.