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May 26, 2010

While other literacy organizations focus on life after age 3, Read To Grow educates a parent on the day of that child's birth about the critical importance of reading to the child immediately while the brain is developing. By meeting with the parent/s in the hospital, they learn that literacy is to a healthy mind/life as nutrition and the avoidance of disease is to a healthy body. This is a unique program that exists nowhere else.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a restaurant in Hamden CT. Our waitress interrupted us as we spoke about Read to Grow."I gave birth to my daughter last month. Read To Grow's packet taught me that reading to her right away would help her become more than a waitress. Thank you!"

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the universal agreement of every group -- donors, staff, Board members, collegues -- as to th critical importance of the mission. If a child is not reading on grade by age 12, you can mourn the death of that child's academic opportunities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, thoughtful, committed, caring and determined.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

bring the program into every birthing hospital in the country ( for a little more, it could be brought worldwide) and change the lives of millions of children.

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2010

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