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Mission Statement

JustREAD is a nonprofit community-funded literacy program dedicated to: Improving the English literacy and math skills of youth and helping them become self-directed and motivated learners. Involving the community by providing trained volunteers who serve as tutors. Stimulating the development of reading centers by providing a comprehensive curriculum, individualized lesson plans and tutor training services. During the 2015-16 school year, approximately 100 community volunteers provided almost 3,000 hours of tutoring for middle and high school students in Mountain View.


JustREAD and JustMATH are focused on the development of basic English and math skills. Our caring volunteer tutors are accomplished adults who impart life skills as well as academic skills to their students, and we provide a safe and nurturing environment for learning.

The high school dropout rate in California is 20%. Poverty, linguistic diversity, inadequate school funding and community instability all create barriers to academic success. JustREAD’s programs address this educational crisis one student at a time.

High schools and middle school teachers do not have the resources to teach literacy and math fundamentals to students and are not trained to do so. They assume that students already know their basic English and math skills.

All of our students have gaps in their learning. We provide diagnostic testing to identify the gaps, then create customized focus plans for each student to help address individual needs.

Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups in dedicated classrooms on campus during the school day. Programs run for the academic year. Site coordinators provide ongoing support for tutors and students, and provide the curriculum and structure for the sessions.

Many of our tutors return year after year because they can see first-hand the impact they are having on individual students. As one tutor stated, "I have liked, enjoyed, and learned from every one of my students. I am truly honored to be a part of JustREAD. It feeds my soul."




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Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend JustREAD?

by Molly M. from Palo Alto, CA (2009-08-17 12:52:22.0)
I strongly recommend JustREAD because I believe in the excellent work it does to help students who are struggling in class and may be potential drop-outs. There is such a need for one-on-one intervention that teachers do not have time nor training to provide. This organization has created a structured curriculum that is easy for tutors and fun for kids. 100% of the JustREAD students last year passed the Exit Exam and graduated.
by SUZANNE W. from LOS ALTOS, CA (2009-07-24 14:10:18.0)
JustRead offers something special-the luxury of one-on-one attention. Working with the same student during the school year builds a bond of trust. Students are not judged or worried about asking the wrong questions. After each session, I feel like I have made an important contribution, and the students really appreciate it. These are kids that want to learn!