Since last Spring I have been reading to Shawn at Midtown West Elementary School. He's the coolest elementary student I know. His Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirts and basketball stories always make me laugh. I feel so priviledged to be able read to him once a week. To be able to take a break from work and read stories together is truly as much a treat for me as I hope it is to him. It's so much more than just 45 minutes of reading. It's been so great to see him as a 1st grader and now a 2nd grader. I hope we continue in the program together for many years!
Please help support this program help change students' lives. I thank you and I'm sure Shawn and the many other students do as well!
Read Ahead wrote -
“Read Ahead is not just about reading in schools. It is about creating a lasting relationship and many good memories for the children that will last them a lifetime.”
–Anne Latham, Junior Board Member and Reading Mentor
Together, we are making long-lasting impact in over 1,000 students’ lives each year. Read Ahead has programs in 20 schools throughout New York City, mostly served by corporate partners 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. Support us today!
100% of the funds raised through this campaign will go to our schools and your donation is tax deductible.