Read Ahead serves approximately 1,000 students, primarily from grades K-5, across 15 elementary schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Our school partnerships are the foundation of our program. We achieve great impact with our students because of the support we receive from teachers and administrators. For many of our schools, we have been partnered for over 20 years.
Students are recommended by staff within our partner schools because they are:
Reading below grade level
English language learners
In need of social or emotional support to boost their self-confidence, their classroom performance, or their interest in reading.
Our program at no cost to the schools and students we serve.
New books and supplemental resources to ensure a fun and safe learning environment.
A Read Ahead program coordinator, who matches students with mentors and facilitates the program each day.
School staff, primarily teachers, identify students who would most benefit from having a reading mentor
Space for students and mentors to meet in one-on-one pairs such as classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, or libraries
Belief in and support for the importance and impact of the program
P.S. 1: The Alfred E. Smith School
8 Henry St.
P.S. 33: Chelsea Preparatory School
281 9th Ave.
P.S. 36: The Margaret Douglas School
123 Morningside Dr.
P.S. 51: The Elias Howe School
525 West 44th St.
P.S. 59: Beekman Hill International
233 East 56th St.
P.S. 110: The Florence Nightingale School
285 Delancey St.