Become a Read Ahead Mentor

Since 1991, Read Ahead has connected public elementary school students with caring mentors from leading corporate and community partners. The need for Read Ahead is especially urgent right now. Faced with the ongoing challenges of remote learning, devastating effects of COVID-19, and trauma of systemic racism, children need extra, individualized support to stay on track. 

To meet this moment, Read Ahead has developed a completely virtual program for the 2020-21 school year. Combining our 30 years of experience with new technology platforms and an educator-designed curriculum, Read Ahead will match children with supportive mentors for fun, live program sessions that build connection, confidence, literacy skills, and more!

Virtual mentoring sessions will take place for 45 minutes each week over Zoom. Each session will begin and end with a short group activity, led by the Read Ahead Program Coordinator. Mentor-mentee pairs will then spend most of the session one-on-one in a breakout room.

We are seeking virtual mentors from our partner organizations for the 2020-21 school year. If you are not affiliated with one of our partners, and are interested in learning more about how your company can become a partner, please contact us.

Ready to get started? Please watch our orientation video before submitting your mentor application!

To submit your 2020-21 mentor application, please click below. It will take you approximately 5-10 minutes to complete the form. For any questions, email us at or check out our FAQ page.

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