Thank you for making our Week of Inspiration truly INSPIRING!

A big THANK YOU to all who supported Read to a Child during our Week of Inspiration in November 2022. With your help we raised over $200,000 to support the Read Aloud Mentoring Program nationwide! Your support will allow us to continue growing our Read Aloud Mentoring Program in under-resourced communities by providing even more students with the support they need as we work to reverse the devastating effects of pandemic learning loss.

Thank you to our Week of Inspiration Sponsors!

Acadian | Alston & Bird | Arent Fox Schiff | Beacon Research | City of Hartford | Foley & Lardner LLP | Kirkland & Ellis | Lockton | Nancy Puleo | Open Raven | RSM | Seyfarth Shaw | The Stone Family | The Tarini Family | Winston & Strawn LLP

A solution for the Literacy crisis, Read to a Child.

Click below for our compelling new 2 minute video. Created by the Pros at Ten28 Avenue P Productions in Los Angeles, this brief video really captures how the pandemic has exacerbated the literacy crisis, but also highlights a heart-warming solution. Please take a few minutes to watch and share.

Thank you to our Read Aloud Mentoring Program Mentors!

January marked National Mentoring Month! A big Thank You to all of our volunteer mentors for the countless hours you've served. Our Read Aloud Mentoring Program is a success because of your support and dedication. Together, we will continue turning readers into leaders!

Guru Krupa Foundation Awards Read to a Child Technology Grant!

Thank you to the Guru Krupa Foundation for awarding Read to a Child a generous grant to fund technology for all of our regions! This grant will provide our Read Aloud Mentoring Program with the technology needed to continue providing virtual options to our schools and volunteer mentors.

Exciting Announcements

Give Miami Day is one of the largest annual giving events in the nation. Thanks to our Miami community, local advisory board members, and the Read to a Child Network we were able to raise over $10,000 on Give Miami Day 2022. Your support will allow us to continue expanding our Miami program to serve more deserving students.

The Greater Los Angeles Region launched the Read Aloud Mentoring Program in-person at Vine Street Elementary in Hollywood on January 25. This marks the first in-person Read Aloud session in Los Angeles since the pandemic began nearly 3 years ago. Moving forward we are excited to offer our mentors in the region either in-person or virtual options.

We are excited to announce that David Walker and Richard Wasserman have joined Read to a Child's National Board of Directors, bringing financial and legal expertise, as well as regional insights and leadership to the national board. Mr. Walker, a resident of Brighton, MI, has served as Read to a Child’s Metro Detroit regional advisory board chair for the last 6 years and recently retired from Level One Bancorp after 13 years as EVP/CFO. 

Mr. Wasserman, a resident of Wethersfield, CT, has served as the Greater Hartford regional advisory board chair for the last 5 years and recently retired as a Partner from Day Pitney LLP, where he remains Of Counsel. Both men, who will also remain active on each regions’ advisory board, have served as reading mentors in Read to a Child’s Read Aloud Mentoring Program for more than 8 years, working one-on-one with multiple children on a weekly basis.   

Please meet our new Regional board members!

Nikoo Nasr

Cooledge Lighting

Greater Boston

Jim Klapman

Acadian Asset Management

Greater Boston

Taryn Burns

Silicon Valley Bank

Metro Detroit

David Zhao

Capital Group

Greater Los Angeles

National Reading Month is held every year during the month of March. In honor of National Reading Month we invite you to join us during our 10th Annual Online Fundraising Campaign: "Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader."

This 10th anniversary campaign will be one of our most important as schools and students work to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Kristen Baxter at

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