Read Ahead is pleased to be an official charity partner in the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half, taking place on March 20, 2022!
About Read Ahead
Read Ahead’s vision is that our students have the opportunity to unlock their full potential through mentoring relationships based on a love of reading.
Since 1991, Read Ahead has connected public elementary school students with caring mentors from leading corporate partners. During weekly Read Ahead sessions, our volunteer mentors form meaningful relationships with their mentees, and help children to grow their literacy skills, confidence, love of reading, and other skills essential for success.
In 2020 Read Ahead developed a completely virtual program to continue to provide weekly one-on-one support to children who need it most. With new technology platforms and an educator-designed curriculum, Read Ahead is continuing to match children with supportive mentors for fun, live program sessions that build connection, confidence, literacy skills, and more.
Team Read Ahead for the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half
Read Ahead’s work with students is made possible by a generous community of supporters who believe in the power of one-on-one reading support and mentoring. Members of Team Read Ahead commit to raising critical funds (minimum of $1,500 per runner) in support of our program. Our staff provides all of the tools, templates, and support you need to meet your fundraising goal.
Per NYRR policy, all runners will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. You can learn more about this policy on NYRR’s website.
Please note that we have an extremely limited number of spots available for Team Read Ahead for the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half. If you are interested in running with Team Read Ahead, please complete the interest form linked here, and we will be in touch!