The greatest threats to our democracy are ignorance, poverty, & crime. If we attack ignorance via strong education programs, then we can solve poverty & crime. Teach our children to read, then we reduce ignorance - reading = literacy & numeracy.

Read to a Child addresses one of America’s greatest education challenges - Getting students to read at grade level by 3rd grade which is one of the major indicators of whether a student will graduate from high school & ultimately succeed in life.

Reading Empowers our Children to Succeed A Project of Read to a Child

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, Our results are impressive. 88% of our students improve in overall reading ability, vocabulary, listening comprehension, ability to articulate thoughts, self confidence, and enthusiasm for reading books.

  • $25 can get a series of chapter books into a child's hands
  • $50 can provide screening and training of a volunteer
  • $100 can sponsor a year-end celebration and certificates for the children in the program
  • $250 can provide a school with new books customized to children's interests and teacher requests
  • $500 can sponsor a child in Read to a Child's lunchtime reading program for a whole year!


$175 Raised
3% towards $5,000 Goal

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