Change the Course of A Child's Future Forever - Through Reading

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ArcLight Capital Partners Fundraising Page A Project of Read to a Child

Help Open Up an Underserved Child’s World

It's proven: reading makes a difference

Imagine where you would be if you were not able to read well! Reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for enabling eventual success in reading and improving the likelihood for success in school and life. Millions of at-risk children across the country don't receive this gift at home and are significantly behind more affluent peers when they reach elementary school. 80% of low-income students in the U.S. are not proficient readers by 4th grade.

Together, we can give thousands of kids a shot at a brighter future

Just one lunchtime a week can help bridge that gap. Read to a Child enlists 1,500 caring volunteers from more than 100 organizations across the country to dedicate their lunch hour once a week to visit over 30 elementary schools in greater Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Miami and Los Angeles. These volunteer reading mentors are paired with a struggling young reader during a school year (or multiple years). By reading read aloud to the child, they boost the child's literacy skills and self-confidence and foster a love of reading!

ArcLight readers are making a difference in Boston

We have been reading to children for seven years! Nearly 25% of our firm volunteers each week at the Tobin School in Roxbury. For many of these children, this is the only time in their week when they can share a book with a caring adult. The impact is heartfelt and profound. We have seen it with our own eyes. We have proudly watched our kids grow from wary, reluctant readers into proud, confident students.

Please help us help others to read and succeed. Thank you

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