- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location2849 N. Clark St.Chicago, IL 60657 United States
Through an engaging curriculum, support from volunteers and certified reading dogs, we help students across Chicago exceed reading standards.
Founded in 2003, SitStayRead is the leading dog-assisted literacy organization in the United States. We strive to bridge the achievement gap by serving students from low-income households attending Chicago Public Schools. Perhaps the best thing about our programs is that they are all free to our families and partner schools.Together with both human and canine volunteers, we work with students to improve their reading and writing skills. In the classroom, volunteers engage with students during various activities, building their confidence, and making a fun learning experience. We have programs in grades K-3, in 18 different schools throughout Chicago and the school year.