Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that inspires caring adults to read aloud regularly to underserved children to create better opportunities for the child’s future. Research shows that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for eventual success in reading, a key factor for success in school, work, and life.  When an adult reads aloud to a child, both parties have a joyful, rewarding experience that instills a love of reading, improves literacy skills, and enhances a child’s self-confidence. Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program utilizes more than 1,700 volunteer mentors from over 125 socially-minded organizations who read one-on-one to more than 1,300 at-risk elementary school students in Greater Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.


The mission of Read to a Child is to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills and empower underserved children by inspiring adults to read to them regularly.


One day all children will be read to by a caring adult, improving their chance for success in school, work, and life.

General Inquiries

National Office Phone, Email, Mailing Address

(781) 489-5910
20 William Street, Suite G25
Wellesley, MA 02481

Regional Offices

Please navigate to the main locations pages for local contact information.