My student's reading level increased multiple levels and she has an evident excitement of reading and learning to new vocabulary.
~ Teacher, Detroit Leadership Academy
You can create lasting memories for students while also enhancing their literacy skills by supporting Read to a Child's Lunchtime Reading program. Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that inspires caring adults to read aloud regularly to underprivileged children to create better opportunities for the childs future. We have proudly partnered with schools throughout Metro Detroit for over 5 years and through those partnerships, over 90% of our program participants have experienced significant improvement in their overall reading ability, vocabulary, listening comprehension and exposure to new ideas.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
$25 - Purchases new STEM/ARTS/Diversity Inclusion Related Books to be used during our Lunchtime Reading Program (Grades K-4)
$250 - Sponsors a Child to be a part of our Lunchtime Reading Program at one of our current partner schools
$1000 - Helps fund our capacity building efforts which allows us to serve students at a new school, we currently have a waiting list of 7 new school partners
Become a Fundraiser -, your donation is appreciated but rallying your friends,colleagues and family makes the impact even greater.
HOW YOUR DONATION(S) SUPPORT CHILDREN'S LITERACY
The simple act of reading aloud to a child once a week, over time, can have a profound impact on the childs future. Through our programming, we aim:
1. To generate childrens enthusiasm for books and reading
2. To improve childrens fundamental literacy skills
3. To increase childrens self-confidence through weekly attention from their mentors 4. To provide adults with a flexible, convenient, and meaningful volunteer experience 5. To bring community support and resources into public elementary schools
This school year, we have been asked by 5 schools to provide an additional 600 one-on-one Lunchtime Reading Program sessions to students in Detroit and Pontiac and we NEED YOUR HELP. In order to purchase books, materials, recruit volunteers and provide quality programming, we need to raise $5,000. By offering a financial gift you will not only be providing hundreds of students in our community an opportunity to enhance their literacy skills but also spread the LOVE OF READING which will stay with them for their entire life.
EVERY DOLLAR RAISED, DIRECTLY SUPPORTS STUDENTS IN GRADES K-4 ATTENDING A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN DETROIT AND PONTIAC.