BENEFITING: Read Ahead
ORGANIZER: Read Ahead
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
Read Ahead wrote -
This year Read Ahead has five amazing runners who are passionate about our cause. To learn more about their connection to Read Ahead or to donate to a runner, visit their personal pages below!
Since 1991, Read Ahead (formerly known as Everybody Wins! New York) has been devoted to promoting children’s literacy in the New York metropolitan area, through our signature Reading Mentors program.
We match corporate and community volunteers with struggling readers in nearby elementary schools and facilitate lunchtime mentoring sessions every week during the school year.
Read Ahead intervenes at a pivotal point in children’s schooling to help narrow the achievement gap and improve their odds for a better and more literate life.
By taking part in our reading-based mentoring program, students who struggle with reading are able to increase their proficiency and improve their self-confidence, motivating them to read more for pleasure in school and at home. The Reading Mentors program does more than develop necessary reading skills. It enables children to create lives for themselves that are fulfilling, and often, inspiring.