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. 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 partners with thousands of community and corporate volunteers from more than 150 socially-minded 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.

Mission & Vision

The mission of Read to a Child is to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills, and support socio-emotional well-being in students from under-resourced communities. 

Read to a Child’s vision is that every child has the opportunity to thrive in school and beyond through inspirational mentoring and read aloud experiences. 

Diversity Statement 

Read to a Child is committed to providing resources to children most impacted by systemic inequalities. We have faith in our students’ ability to thrive and choose to focus on their strengths rather than the barriers they face. We are motivated to continuously act on our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion among reading mentors, staff, and board members so as to best reflect and support the students we serve. 

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.