Read Ahead is a mentoring program that helps promote children's literacy in 20 schools throughout New York City. Most of these programs are served by corporate partners (such as Penguin Random House) who provide financial support and volunteers within walking distance of participating schools.
As a volunteer, the best part of my week is when I get to meet with my student and we read stories in silly voices. I am currently going into my second year with Read Ahead and I can already tell that my student has gained a lot of confidence since last year!
Read Ahead programs help make a long-lasting impact in over 1,000 students’ lives each year. 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 higher needs areas such as Harlem, Brooklyn, and Chinatown. Please consider supporting us today!