Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that fosters a love of reading, improves literacy skills, and empowers underserved children by inspiring adults to read aloud to them regularly. 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 over 1,800 volunteers from more than 150 corporations nationwide who read aloud to 1,400 at-risk elementary school students in greater Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.
Read to a child and the two of you can go anywhere. Outer space. Underwater caves. The corner store. And, research shows that by reading aloud with children, you’re improving their future. One story at a time.