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In2Books (ePals Foundation)

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Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, Children & Youth, Education, Literacy, Primary & Elementary Schools, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: To help all children become curious, independent learners and receive the support they need to realize their full academic and personal potential. Children who can not read proficiently by the end of the 3rd grade are are more likely to drop out of school and face diminished life prospects. Students in low income neighborhoods are at the greatest disadvantage in developing these skills. In2Books was founded in 1998 to help students during this critical period by providing innovative curricula, professional development, and engaging business and civic community members as adult mentors.

Target demographics: 3rd-6th grade Title I elementary school classrooms

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Kasey K.

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Rating: 4

I'm really into getting kids interested in books and I wanted to get involved in volunteering. In2Books has been the perfect place for me. I have been a penpal for over 2 years and have enjoyed reading and discussing books with kids.