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!! November 2020 $103.00
  • Arie Sowers November 2020
  • Jillian Downs Kirsten, Looks like a wonderful and valuable program. Congrats on surpassing your goal! Be safe and well. Xx -Jill November 2020
  • Meg deLuca Go sohs! November 2020
  • Jen Arberg Landry, Tell your mom that she is awesome! :-) November 2020
  • Susan Abbott Have a great run! Thank you for fundraising for Read Ahead!!! November 2020 $200.00
  • Pam deLuca November 2020 $103.00
  • Aging Care Matters Thank you Kirsten! November 2020
  • Michael Portnoy November 2020 $50.00
  • Abby and Lance Kimbrough November 2020
  • Kristen James November 2020 $51.50
  • Melissa Shafer October 2020 $25.00
  • Gregory Reynolds October 2020
  • Allyson Horton Proud of you! Have a great race! October 2020 $50.00
  • Allison Haden Great cause! Good luck! October 2020
  • Anonymous What a great program and reason to run! :) October 2020
  • Sascha Tuchman Thanks for doing it! October 2020 $100.00
  • Eric Hungate October 2020 $250.00
  • Ana Chene Great cause Kirsten! October 2020 $51.50
  • Marianne Hungate Such a great cause, Kirsten! October 2020 $25.75
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  • Eric Hungate October 2020 $250.00
  • Susan Abbott Have a great run! Thank you for fundraising for Read Ahead!!! November 2020 $200.00
  • Dave deLuca Proud of you, Doke!! November 2020 $103.00
  • Pam deLuca November 2020 $103.00
  • Sascha Tuchman Thanks for doing it! October 2020 $100.00
  • Kenneth Hungate Good luck Kirsten in your endeavors October 2020 $77.25
  • Kristen James November 2020 $51.50
  • Ana Chene Great cause Kirsten! October 2020 $51.50
  • Jocelyn Gully So happy to be able to support you and this great cause! Hope you and dear Landry are doing well October 2020 $51.50
  • Sonya Walker Love this! ❤️ October 2020 $51.50
  • Michael Portnoy November 2020 $50.00
  • Allyson Horton Proud of you! Have a great race! October 2020 $50.00
  • Marianne Hungate Such a great cause, Kirsten! October 2020 $25.75
  • Melissa Shafer October 2020 $25.00
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