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 1,500 volunteers from more than 100 corporations nationwide who read aloud to 1,200 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.