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Everybody Wins! USA

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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Everybody Wins! is a national children’s literacy and mentoring nonprofit proven to build the skills and love of reading among low-income and at-risk elementary students. By bringing volunteer mentors into schools for weekly one-on-one lunchtime reading experiences called Power Lunch, everybody wins! - children, schools, volunteers, their companies and ultimately, society.”

Results: This past school year, Everybody Wins! affiliates served over 12,000 children at 184 schools, including 7,885 Power Lunch mentors from more than 600 organizations.

Target demographics: low-income & at-risk elementary school children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000

Geographic areas served: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Des Moines, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Providence, Stamford, Vermont, Washington, DC

Programs: Power Lunch, Readers are Leaders, Story Time, EW Book Clubs

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

EW!USA makes a difference in the lives of countless through a very simple belief of one child, one book, and one reader. This simple connection drives fantastic results. The excitement that is generated for learning in children when an adult takes the time to read is unmatched. Nobody does it better than EW!USA

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been an EW! reading mentor in Stamford CT for three years now, and it is a powerful experience. There is nothing more exciting than reading with a young elementary school student and discussing the characters and ideas in the books we share. The young boys I have worked with are always excited on "Power Lunch" days, because they come to associate reading with the focused attention of a caring adult. EW research shows that this positive experience carries over into other academic achievement for the students, as well as fostering a better attitude toward reading and learning overall. This is a valuable, valuable program.