This is my second year volunteering with Read Ahead. Every Friday I walk to a nearby school during my lunch hour to spend time with my student buddy. When we began reading together she was in second grade, and now she is almost old enough to enter the 4th & 5th graders only section of her school's Halloween Haunted corridor.
The Fridays I spend at the school mean the world to me. I've watched my buddy grow as a student and as a person. This year we are reading our first chapter book together, at her request! Please consider donating to this amazing organization so that other mentors and students can continue having the experiences I have grown to cherish.
About the Organization (http://readahead.org/)
Over 1,000 elementary school students from more than 20 schools participate in Read Ahead programs each year. These programs are mostly served by corporate partners (including my firm) who support the programs both financially and with volunteers within walking distance of the school. However, 6 of our schools are supported solely by donations outside of those partnerships and are served by community partner volunteers. Without your support we will not be able to serve students in Harlem, Brooklyn, and Chinatown. Please consider supporting us today!
100% of the funds raised through this campaign will go to our schools and your donation is tax deductible.