How We Work
Read to Me Project is an early literacy program that prepares young children to enter kindergarten with the knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension skills that will help them succeed in school and become literate and successful adults. The Project provides structure and opportunity for children as young as 6 months old to be regularly read to at home by their elementary-aged brothers and sisters.
Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are taught about early brain development and the importance of reading to young children to help “light up” their minds with wonder and knowledge. Through regular coaching sessions, students are shown effective and fun ways to read out loud to young family members. A bin of thoughtfully curated, age appropriate books is provided to the students in their classroom for weekly check out.