Read Ahead is pleased to announce its participation in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon!
Read Ahead is a reading-based mentoring program that develops in students the social-emotional skills essential for academic and lifelong success. Since 1991, Read Ahead has been pairing volunteers with public elementary school students for weekly, reading-based mentoring during lunch. Children need positive, consistent relationships with caring adults but many children grow up without a mentor, and in today’s busy school environment, it can be difficult for teachers and school staff to spend one-on-one time with all the students who need it during the day.
This is where Read Ahead comes in– through the foundational experience of reading together, Read Ahead mentors give help their mentees feel more supported and develop the confidence and motivation they need to succeed. This year over 1,300 Read Ahead mentors from over 40 companies and universities will work with nearly 1,000 students at 16 schools.
All of Read Ahead’s runners will receive:
- Technical race support through the day of the race, including registration, transportation, and baggage.
- Strategic support in helping reach the $3,000 fundraising minimum.
- Branded gear such as shirts, running bags, and race-day essentials kit.
- Engagement opportunities such as optional team training sessions, program site visits, and more!
For more information, please e-mail Matthew Baum, Communications Manager, at [email protected]