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Read to a Child

Wellesley, MA | http://www.readtoachild.org
Joined in June 2013

About Us

Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that inspires caring adults to read aloud regularly to under-served children to create better opportunities for the child’s future.


Research shows that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for eventual success in reading, a key factor for success in school, work, and life. When an adult reads aloud to a child, both parties have a joyful, rewarding experience that instills a love of reading, improves literacy skills, and enhances a child’s self-confidence.


Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program utilizes more than 2,000 volunteer mentors from over 150 socially-minded organizations who read one-on-one to more than 1,500 at-risk elementary school students in Greater Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.  

Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that inspires caring adults to read aloud regularly to under-served children to create better opportunities for the child’s future.


Research shows that reading aloud to…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Education
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 20 William Street
    Suite G25
    Wellesley, MA 02481

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