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Thank you for your interest in getting involved with our organization and considering RBBB as an option for your volunteer contributions! Your hands-on help would genuinely assist in making an impact in our local community and education system.

About Read Better Be Better

Mission: Read Better Be Better's mission is to connect young readers and youth leaders to inspire a love of literacy and learning.

Video about our Purpose:

Our Core Program:

Read Better Be Better is a Tier 4 evidence-based after-school literacy program designed to be highly effective. Twice a week, RBBB Program Coaches run programming at partner schools, helping students master reading comprehension in three ways: improving concentration, encouraging an active enjoyment of reading, and helping develop a deeper understanding of what is being read. We support basic classroom instruction with additional comprehension strategies to improve proficiency and positively impact future academic success.


How You Can Help as a Volunteer

Examples of Volunteer Projects:

  • Putting together curriculum materials for classroom use
  • Reviewing our curriculum reading books using a scoring chart
  • Conducting research for curriculum books for our new K1 program
  • Sorting post-it notes commentary written by kids in our program
  • Organizing RBBB reading curriculum books and materials in the inventory room
  • Helping organize inventory e.g. t-shirts, putting stickers in our books, etc.

How to Volunteer


HR & Recruiting Coordinator

Office: (602) 374-8695

RBBB Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Volunteer opportunities at our offices are available during our regular office hours. Pre-scheduling would be required, so we know you’re coming in.

Office Closed: Annually, RBBB observes New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the Friday), and Christmas Day.

Office Location:

715 E Montecito Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Parking is available.

There’s always something to do around the offices, and we appreciate hands-on help very much.

Once we get in contact, we can talk about some more details.

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About Read Better Be Better


715 E Montecito Ave, PHOENIX, AZ 85014, US

Mission Statement

Read Better Be Better's mission is to connect young readers and youth leaders to inspire a love of literacy and learning.


Read Better Be Better (RBBB) was founded by Sophie Etchart in 2014 in Phoenix as a response to Arizona’s literacy crisis. The state is ranked 45th in the nation for childhood literacy and 48th for PreK-12th education. Currently, 69% of 3rd graders from low-income families in Arizona do not read at grade level and often are unable to make the necessary transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" by 4th grade.

Students who do not read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school. But with proper reading intervention, there is an 89% chance that students who can read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade will graduate from high school, irrespective of socio-economic status.

RBBB’s after-school program serves 2nd - 4th grade Readers who have been identified by their teachers as needing targeted reading intervention. Readers are paired for a semester with middle - high school Leaders who improve their leadership skills while helping their Reader improve their literacy skills. The Leaders are provided with ongoing training in implementing reading strategies, leadership, and coaching skills by RBBB Program Coaches, many of whom are education majors. Together the Program Coaches, Leaders, and Readers work to improve concentration, reading comprehension, and the enjoyment of reading.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


715 E Montecito AvePhoenixPhoenix, AZ 85014






  • Our Main Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Just email ahead of time to let us know when (and for how long) you'll be coming in.
  • COVID-19 Requirements: masks required for everyone in the main offices.

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