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Read Ahead celebrated its 25th Anniversary Gala!

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Our Mission

Read Ahead ignites a love of reading in young students through mentoring, improving their confidence as well as their odds for success in school and life.

Our Schools and Students

We serve approximately 1,000 elementary school students at 20 partner schools each year.

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Our Program

Read Ahead is reading-based mentoring program for elementary school students. Volunteer reading mentors from our corporate and community partners are matched with a student for the school year to read and spend time together during the students’ lunch hour each week.

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Our Reading Mentors

Read Ahead has 1,200 volunteer mentors who make our program possible each year.

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1 in 4 students are reading below grade level by the 5th grade

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2016 TCS New York City Marathon

Read Ahead is pleased to announce its participation in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon! All money raised through the marathon will benefit our signature reading-based mentoring program, which par…

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Strikes, Spares, and Splits

The 5th Annual Strikes, Spares, and Splits bowling benefit hosted by the Junior Board on Thursday, March 3 was one for the history books. The event raised $73,000 thanks to the outreach of the 200 bow…

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25th Anniversary Gala

As we celebrate our 25th year of service, we were delighted to honor the corporate partners who have played a pivotal role in our success over the years and to celebrate with our supporters who help …

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Read Ahead headquarters is located at 50 Broad Street, Suite 1720, New York, NY 10004.

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