READERS ARE LEADERS

Readers Are Leaders' mission is to provide learning opportunities and essential reading strategies to at-risk elementary students from families with limited financial resources, and at the same time develop high school student-athletes as role models and mentors. For the 12 years that they have been keeping reading score data, their elementary school students for whom they have obtained testing data have shown on average a growth of 30.4 % from the fall testing to the spring testing of the DRA. 

donated more than 50,000 books

mentored more than 11,293 at-risk kids

donated more than $260,000 to high school athletic teams

located in 56 schools across four states