Read Ahead serves approximately 1,000 students, primarily from grades K-5, across 16 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.
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. 116: The Mary Lindley Murray School
210 East 33rd St.