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Reading Partners

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

Mission: We envision a future in which all children in this nation have the reading skills they need to reach their full potential. Reading Partners is committed to helping children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.

Results: Reading Partners is focused on data and results. We are dedicated to ensuring that every investment made in the success of our students leads to a measurable increase in reading skills. During the 2015-16 school year: • 77% of students accelerated their progress in reading. • 97% of teachers report Reading Partners is valuable to their school. • 96% of volunteers are satisfied with their experience. • 86% of principals noted school-wide progress in reading.

Target demographics: students who are reading six months to two-and-a-half years below grade level

Geographic areas served: low-income schools across the country

Programs: We recruit and train community volunteers to work one-on-one with students by following a structured, research-based curriculum.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a very beneficial program for the elementary aged students who are taking advantage of the Reading Partners tutoring. My daughter loves being a tutor for Reading Partners and is so excited to see the excellent progress her students have been making since joining the program. We need more programs like these to boost the education our children are receiving. More parents and other students should sign up and give our children the best education possible! Karen