Read to a Child

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


20 WILLIAM ST STE G25WELLESLEY, MA 02481 United States

Organization Information

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.


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.

The simple act of reading aloud to a child once a week, over time, can have a profound impact on the child’s future. The Read Aloud Mentoring Program also offers the adult a convenient, joyful, and meaningful way to give back.


Would you recommend Read to a Child?
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by Beth G. from Kent, OH (August 1, 2022)
This organization is well-run and enjoyable to be a part of. Volunteers meet with the same student (2nd - 4th graders) each week and read to them during lunchtime. We met in the school library and had a selection of books to choose from.

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