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Mission Statement

Reading Pals is a local literacy campaign started by community members who recognize the importance of reading and the implications that illiteracy will have on our community if the problem is not addressed.

We are committed to providing every child an opportunity for an excellent education through one-on-one tutoring to students who currently do not read at grade level.


The ability to read is fundamental to success- in school, in the workplace, and in becoming an engaged citizen. Too many of the kids in our community today, cannot read at grade level. We need concerned citizens who are willing to spend 1-hour a week helping a child learn to read, in turn, building their self confidence and setting them on a path to success.

Readings Pals aims to see every child enter 7th grade reading at grade level, equipped with the tools they need to learn and to engage as citizen steward of their community.


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Would you recommend Reading Pals Chico?

by Marissa W. from Oklahoma City, OK (May 3, 2019)
Such a great opportunity to help kids in Chico Unified improve their reading levels through 1:1 interaction. Simple to build into my weekly schedule at work as a long lunch. Can't wait until school starts again in the fall!