Read to a Child Mission Statement
To foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills and empower underserved children by inspiring adults to read to them regularly.
Read to a Child is a national nonprofit literacy and mentoring organization that inspires caring adults to read aloud to at-risk children to create better opportunities for their future. Research proves that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for enabling eventual success in reading and, therefore, likelihood for success in school and life. Read to a Child’s flagship Lunchtime Reading Program utilizes 1,700 volunteers from more than 100 corporations nationwide who read aloud to 1,300 at-risk elementary school students in greater Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.