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READ TO A CHILD INC

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REGIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS - DETROIT MEMBERSHIP DESCRIPTION

Read to a Child of Metro Detroit's Board of Advisors are groups of dynamic local leaders who are dedicated to corporate philanthropy and specifically to the mission of Read to a Child. Board members advise and support local management to help expand the reach of the organization. In particular, board members work to raise Read to a Child’s profile by engaging other corporate and community leaders and major donors to support the work of the organization.

What is Read to a Child?

Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that fosters a love of reading, improves literacy skills and supports socio-emotional well-being in students from under-resourced communities.

Read to a Child partners with thousands of community and corporate volunteer mentors from more than 150 local businesses and organizations who read one-on-one to elementary students at under-resourced schools in the greater metropolitan areas of Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.

Read to a Child’s mission is to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills and support socio-emotional well-being in students from under-resourced communities. Read to a Child’s vision is that every child has the opportunity to thrive in school and beyond through inspirational mentoring and read-aloud experiences.

What is the Read Aloud Mentoring Program?

In Read to a Child’s Read Aloud Mentoring Program, an adult is partnered one-on-one with a student attending one of our partner elementary schools for a rewarding, weekly read aloud experience. The relationship typically lasts for the entire school year and often extends for multiple years through the end of fourth grade. Reading pairs are supported by an on-site Program Coordinator, employed by Read to a Child, and are provided access to a wide selection of appropriate books to read. Most recently, Read to a Child has added a virtual component to the program, enabling mentors and children to connect online via Zoom or Google Meets.

Regional board members will:

  • Make a meaningful annual personal contribution to support local programming. Our hope is that all regional board members become members of the Leadership Giving Circle and donate $1,000 or more annually.
  • Raise significant funds to support Read to a Child programming each year. "Give/Get" goals range from $1,000 to $5,000+ and are defined by each Region
  • Act as an advocate and community representative for Read to a Child.
  • Attend regional board meetings to advise Read to a Child staff on strategic plans, budgeting, marketing, and other organizational business.
  • Make recommendations on prospective regional (or national) board members.
  • Participate as a Read Aloud Mentoring Program reading mentor if at all possible or visit a program site with local Read to a Child staff at least once per year.
  • Encourage employer to support the program by providing volunteers, annual contributions, grants, or by supporting fundraising events.
  • Allow Read to a Child to use his or her name, title and company affiliation on the Read to a Child website, letterhead, and publicity materials.

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About READ TO A CHILD INC

Location:

c/o The Detroit Leadership Academy, 13550 Virgil Street, Detroit, MI 48223, US

Mission Statement

Read to a Child’s mission is to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills and support socio-emotional well-being in students from under-resourced communities. Read to a Child’s vision is that every child has the opportunity to thrive in school and beyond through inspirational mentoring and read-aloud experiences.

Description

What is Read to a Child?

Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that fosters a love of reading, improves literacy skills and supports socio-emotional well-being in students from under-resourced communities.

Read to a Child partners with thousands of community and corporate volunteer mentors from more than 150 local businesses and organizations who read one-on-one to elementary students at under-resourced schools in the greater metropolitan areas of Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles and Miami.


What is the Read Aloud Mentoring Program?

In Read to a Child’s Read Aloud Mentoring Program, an adult is partnered one-on-one with a student attending one of our partner elementary schools for a rewarding, weekly read aloud experience. The relationship typically lasts for the entire school year and often extends for multiple years through the end of fourth grade. Reading pairs are supported by an on-site Program Coordinator, employed by Read to a Child, and are provided access to a wide selection of appropriate books to read. Most recently, Read to a Child has added a virtual component to the program, enabling mentors and children to connect online via Zoom or Google Meets.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

Multiple locations Detroit, MI 48223

(42.39628,-83.24525)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Up to 20 hours annually

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