BENEFITING: Read Ahead
ORGANIZER: Read Ahead
EVENT DATE: Mar 03, 2016
This will be my first year working with the Read Ahead program, and am so excited for the opportunity to be part of such an incredible nonprofit organization. I hope you will consider supporting our team, and the Read Ahead program, as we all work towards promoting children's literacy across the New York City metropolitan area!
Read Ahead is devoted to promoting children's literacy in the New York metropolitan area, through their signature Reading Mentors program.
Read Ahead matches corporate and community volunteers with struggling readers in nearby elementary schools and facilitates lunchtime mentoring sessions every week during the school year. Their programs are provided free of cost to the students and schools who benefit enormously from them. By taking part in the 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. Read Ahead intervenes at a pivotal point in students' early education, helping improve their odds for literate and successful lives.