Thank you to all who have donated so far. We’re inspired by your generosity & have increased our goal to reach even more students. We are so grateful for the support from all of you!

Every child deserves a great story. Read Ahead mentors help them write it.

The 2020-21 school year is uniquely challenging for children, families, and school communities. New York City public school children are faced with limited live instruction and social isolation during remote learning, putting them at-risk of falling behind academically and socially. Researchers estimate that children could lose up to 14 months of learning during COVID-19. For elementary school children from low-income communities--like those that Read Ahead serves--the impact of this school year could last a lifetime.

The need for Read Ahead has never been more urgent. 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. 

For the 2020-21 school year, Read Ahead has developed a completely virtual program to meet the pressing need of providing weekly one-on-one support to children who need it most. 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. 

But we need your help! Your donation to the Read Ahead Junior Board's #GivingTuesday campaign will ensure that Read Ahead’s new virtual program can reach over 750 children with a full school year of programming designed to make a lasting difference. Every dollar contributed allows us to invest in the curriculum, technology, and resources we need to launch this completely new virtual program. 

Thank you for your support! 

Questions or feedback? Email us at development@readahead.org - we'd love to hear from you!

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  • Kevin Gaffney December 2020 $51.50
  • Houlihan Lokey This is a matching donation from Houlihan Lokey on behalf of Sean Fitzgerald. December 2020 $515.00
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  • Michaela Farrell The work you all do is inspiring! December 2020 $10.30
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  • Julie Allen The Read Ahead Junior Board rocks! Great to have them on our team supporting the kids in our program. November 2020 $1,030.00
  • Marco Masotti December 2020 $1,000.00
  • Brandon Luke So proud of the Junior Board reaching 100% participation! Grateful for our incredible team, and for all of those in my personal network who supported our cause. As promised, here is my pledge to bring my personal contribution over $1k. Thank you everyone! December 2020 $596.14
  • Sandeep Guleria December 2020 $575.00
  • Houlihan Lokey This is a matching donation from Houlihan Lokey on behalf of Sean Fitzgerald. December 2020 $515.00
  • Katharine Rudzitis So excited to be supporting the JB from afar this Giving Tuesday. Keep up the great work. December 2020 $515.00
  • Anonymous Great cause. Thanks to Tanya and Sandeep for sharing the link! December 2020 $515.00
  • Lindsey Wiersma December 2020 $515.00
  • Tanya Kaur Let’s do this RAJB! December 2020 $515.00
  • Anonymous December 2020 $515.00
  • John Giouroukakis Great work Read Ahead Junior Board November 2020 $515.00
  • John Smith Thank you to the Junior Board for everything you do for Read Ahead! November 2020 $515.00
  • MURAOKA INSURANCE GROUP November 2020 $515.00
  • Kwaku Abrokwah Helping every child to read is a worthy cause! November 2020 $515.00
  • Anonymous December 2020 $500.00
  • Siris Capital Group December 2020 $500.00
  • Macquarie So excited to be supporting the JB from afar this Giving Tuesday. Keep up the great work. December 2020 $500.00
  • Sonia & Rav Chanana Happy to support this amazing program - children are our future! December 2020 $500.00
  • Paul Weiss Let’s do this RAJB! December 2020 $500.00
  • Harinder Guleria Great job Tanya, keep up the good work for this worthy cause !! December 2020 $500.00
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