Become a Read Ahead Mentor

Develop a bond and have fun with your mentee through reading and conversation during one lunch period a week or every other week from September through June. Read Ahead matches you with a child age 5-12 at a nearby public school, and provides training and support. Your consistent presence and encouragement will give your mentee the confidence, motivation, and skills to succeed in school and in life.

We are seeking people to mentor at schools with mentee waitlists (PS 67 & PS 287 in Brooklyn, PS 92 in Queens, and PS 1, PS 33, PS 59, PS 116, & the Ella Baker School in Manhattan; map below) to become trained in January 2019 and mentor until June. People currently affiliated with our partner organizations who don’t mentor at those schools are asked to join our waitlist and fill in if additional needs arise over the current year. If you’re not affiliated with a current Read Ahead partner, please check out our Page Turners program and/or contact us if your employer might like to become a corporate partner.

Please click below to complete the Read Ahead mentor application.

If you have questions, check out our FAQ or email us at [email protected]

I'm interested - I am currently affiliated with a Read Ahead partner

Look to see if one of our partner schools is near your office, university, or organization.​

Watch the following video for a glimpse inside of Read Ahead's program.

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