I'm Running for Read Ahead!

The weekend of November 7-8, I will be lacing up my sneakers for the first-ever "Book It!," a virtual race weekend benefitting Read Ahead, a nonprofit dedicated to helping New York City youth strengthen the reading and social-emotional skills they need to thrive in school and beyond.

Since 1991, Read Ahead has connected public elementary school students with caring mentors from leading corporate and community partners. During weekly Read Ahead sessions, mentors support children to grow their confidence, love of reading, motivation, and other skills essential for success. 

I'm participating in "Book It!" because I support the mission of Read Ahead. 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 and instruction to stay on track. Read Ahead’s completely virtual program provides this support and is free of cost to students and schools. 

I want to do my part and I hope you’ll join me. I have set a goal to ensure that Read Ahead’s new virtual program will flourish and thrive this school year. 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.

I hope you'll consider giving a few dollars (or more!) to support me and this fantastic mission. All donations are tax-deductible and giving is easy. 

Thank you!
Kirsten

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  • Dave deLuca Proud of you, Doke!! 4 weeks ago $103.00
  • Arie Sowers 4 weeks ago
  • Jillian Downs Kirsten, Looks like a wonderful and valuable program. Congrats on surpassing your goal! Be safe and well. Xx -Jill 4 weeks ago
  • Meg deLuca Go sohs! 4 weeks ago
  • Jen Arberg Landry, Tell your mom that she is awesome! :-) 4 weeks ago
  • Susan Abbott Have a great run! Thank you for fundraising for Read Ahead!!! 4 weeks ago $200.00
  • Pam deLuca 4 weeks ago $103.00
  • Aging Care Matters Thank you Kirsten! 4 weeks ago
  • Michael Portnoy 4 weeks ago $50.00
  • Abby and Lance Kimbrough 4 weeks ago
  • Kristen James 4 weeks ago $51.50
  • Melissa Shafer Last month $25.00
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  • Allyson Horton Proud of you! Have a great race! Last month $50.00
  • Allison Haden Great cause! Good luck! Last month
  • Anonymous What a great program and reason to run! :) Last month
  • Sascha Tuchman Thanks for doing it! Last month $100.00
  • Eric Hungate Last month $250.00
  • Ana Chene Great cause Kirsten! Last month $51.50
  • Marianne Hungate Such a great cause, Kirsten! Last month $25.75
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  • Eric Hungate Last month $250.00
  • Susan Abbott Have a great run! Thank you for fundraising for Read Ahead!!! 4 weeks ago $200.00
  • Dave deLuca Proud of you, Doke!! 4 weeks ago $103.00
  • Pam deLuca 4 weeks ago $103.00
  • Sascha Tuchman Thanks for doing it! Last month $100.00
  • Kenneth Hungate Good luck Kirsten in your endeavors Last month $77.25
  • Kristen James 4 weeks ago $51.50
  • Ana Chene Great cause Kirsten! Last month $51.50
  • Jocelyn Gully So happy to be able to support you and this great cause! Hope you and dear Landry are doing well Last month $51.50
  • Sonya Walker Love this! ❤️ Last month $51.50
  • Michael Portnoy 4 weeks ago $50.00
  • Allyson Horton Proud of you! Have a great race! Last month $50.00
  • Marianne Hungate Such a great cause, Kirsten! Last month $25.75
  • Melissa Shafer Last month $25.00
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