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 October through early May. 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.

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Our mentor application period is closed for the current 2019-20 school year. If you are interested in mentoring in the 2020-21 school year, please complete the interest form below. 

Please note: mentoring with Read Ahead is open to those affiliated with our partner organizations. If you are not affiliated with a current Read Ahead partner please check out our Page Turners program and/or contact us at if your employer might like to become a corporate partner. 

If you have questions, check out our FAQ, Mentor Resource Center or email us at 

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

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

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