Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that fosters a love of reading, improves literacy skills and supports socio-emotional well-being in students from under-resourced communities.
Read to a Child partners with thousands of community and corporate volunteer mentors from more than 150 local businesses and organizations who read one-on-one to elementary students at under-resourced schools in the greater metropolitan areas of Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.
Read to a Child’s model is based on the premise that a love of reading is a driver of opportunity for children throughout their lifetime. A caring connection with a reading mentor helps to facilitate the attention, engagement, and confidence that all children need to thrive.
Research shows that reading aloud is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading. Read to a Child’s Read Aloud Mentoring Program provides a unique and winning combination of mutually reinforcing tools – Mentoring and Reading Aloud - to help reduce the resource gap at Title One elementary schools so all students have the opportunity to thrive.
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Hear from some of our corporate partners about why they support Read to a Child
“Developing a love of reading at an early age is so important. It’s the reason Travelers has been a proud supporter of Read to a Child for many years and why our employees dedicate countless hours volunteering for this program.”
“ArcLight has been an enthusiastic supporter of Read to a Child for over 10 years. We believe that the love of reading is one of the greatest gifts that we can give children in under-resourced communities to help them succeed in school and later in life. We are delighted to partner with Read to a Child to support their mission of empowering children through the simple act of reading.”