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Read to a Child

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Year Founded:
2012
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Judy Tipton
Main Address:
541 Bay Street
Pontiac, MI 48342
Walt Whitman Elementary
125 W Montcalm Street
Pontiac, MI 48342
Detroit Leadership Academy
13550 Virgil Street
Detroit, MI 48223
Hope of Detroit Academy
4443 N Campbell Street
Detroit, MI 48210

What We Do

In Read to a Child’s Read Aloud Mentoring Program, an adult is partnered one-on-one with a student attending one of our partner elementary schools for a rewarding, weekly read aloud experience. The relationship typically lasts for the entire school year and often extends for multiple years through the end of fourth grade. Reading pairs are supported by an on-site Program Coordinator, employed by Read to a Child, and are provided access to a wide selection of appropriate books to read. Depending on the school, there may be virtual reading opportunities for local volunteers. The simple act of reading aloud to a child once a week, over time, can have a profound impact on the child’s future. The Read Aloud Mentoring Program also offers the adult a convenient, joyful, and meaningful way to give back.

Interesting Info

Read to a Child's roots date back to 1992.
Read to a Child has four other locations - Boston, Hartford, Los Angeles & Miami!
Read to a Child’s model is based on the premise that a love of reading is a driver of opportunity for children throughout their lifetime.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Read to a Child at Herrington Elementary
Repeats every week on Tuesday 25 times.
Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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Read to a Child at Detroit Leadership Academy
Repeats every week on Wednesday 25 times.
Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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Read to a Child Whitman Elementary
Repeats every week on Thursday 25 times.
Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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Read to a Child at Hope of Detroit Academy
Repeats every week on Friday 25 times.
Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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