Hello! As we reflect on 2021, we have many reasons to be grateful at Lead to Read KC. We know this year’s program is different — and it’s not perfect yet but we’re making progress together.

I’m proud that with tremendous community support, we have diversified our program to serve our students and community in new ways. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey! Here's our Fall 2021 snapshot:
There's much more to do! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me or our Site Coordinators. We love to hear your success stories and feedback. 

On behalf of the Lead to Read KC staff and all the students we serve, I wish you a safe and healthy new year. 

With gratitude, 
Pauly Hart
Executive Director

P.S. If you're not currently volunteering as a Reading Mentor, please consider joining our roster. Learn more at leadtoreadkc.org/volunteer — and invite your friends and colleagues to volunteer with you! Our second semester program launches at most schools the week of Jan. 10.
Medical experts have declared a national emergency in children's mental health, citing the serious toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on top of existing challenges. To support students' social-emotional learning at this critical time, Lead to Read KC has expanded our author visit program.
 
Read our latest blog post to learn more about our expanded program, the national emergency in children's health — and what you can do to support Lead to Read KC students.
WINTER BREAK | No reading and mentoring sessions from Dec. 17-Jan. 10.  

TRAINING | Joining us as a volunteer for the second semester? Watch for an email from your Site Coordinator with details about training sessions. Have questions? Contact your Site Coordinator, or email volunteer@leadtoreadkc.org.

STAY UP TO DATE | Follow Lead to Read KC on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. If you're a Reading Mentor, please watch for program update emails from your Site Coordinator.
10 years of creating a community of readers, one lunch hour at a time.