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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Contact Us

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

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