Why is Read Ahead’s work so important?
Literacy is one of the key compenents to future success in life. Working with elementary school students is the perfect opportunity to help build these skills during their foundation years.
Why are you passionate about Read Ahead?
I love the commitment, drive, and passion our board, staff, and volunteers have for establishing genuine relationships with New York City public education students through reading. My love of reading was developed by my parents, educators, and friends and it opened me up to a world much bigger than the small town of South Carolina where I grew up. The mentorship our volunteers provide have life changing effects and that is what makes me driven to success in my role at Read Ahead.
What has been the most rewarding part of volunteering?
Seeing the children once a week. They bring so much joy to my life.