Volunteer reading sessions take place once a week in elementary school classrooms. You donate your lunch hour - no weekends or evenings! Sign up online, complete a brief online training session, and get paired with a student at a school near your home or office. Not sure you can make a weekly commitment? Sign up with a partner to share the volunteer experience, or become a "Flexible Reading Mentor" and attend a couple sessions each month.
Lead to Read KC is dedicated to improving the basic literacy skills of children in our urban core. Launched in 2011, we connect nearly 1,100 elementary students with adult reading mentors in more than 50 urban classrooms across the metropolitan area each week. Learn more at leadtoreadkc.org.
Our mission is to improve third grade literacy by mobilizing community volunteers to read one-to-one with children in Kansas City-area classrooms on a weekly basis.
Lead to Read KC is dedicated to improving the basic literacy skills of children in our urban core. Why? Because fewer than half of Kansas City, Missouri third graders are reading on grade level. Launched in 2011, Lead to Read KC has grown into Kansas City’s largest literacy volunteer corps, connecting nearly 1,100 elementary students with adult Reading Mentors across the metropolitan area each week.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
295 S 10th StKansas City, KS66102
May 1, 2020
Literacy / Reading
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Reading / Writing
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Reading sessions last 30 minutes and take place once a week over lunch during the school year.