READER TO READER INC

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Teen moms learn how to get their kids in reading and cook healthy meals during our Athena Interactive Literacy program.

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Young readers in Chicopee, MA enjoy a new book from the annual Spring Book Extravaganza.

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Books are always on their way to those who need them!

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These 2nd graders love their new books!

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We built a public library in Costa Rica!

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Thousands of books are sent each year to the Navajo Nation.

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This Navajo student received one-on-one mentoring, which gave him the skills he needed to succeed in college.

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We've built four computer labs in Ghana, with more to come!

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Mesa Elementary in Arizona lost their library to arson: Reader to Reader donated 2,000 books to rebuild.

Reader to Reader is dedicated to bringing books, computers and literacy programs to under-resourced school and public libraries worldwide.

Access to books in the home, school and public library increases test scores and reading ability at all levels, for all children. Yet 60% of underprivileged children do not own a single book.

This makes a well-stocked library a critical resource hub that is a necessity, not a luxury.

Reader to Reader is dedicated to expanding literacy and learning opportunities for the nation's most chronically underserved and vulnerable communities, including inner-city schools, Native American reservations, and poor rural towns.

We accomplish this primarily through innovative literacy programs, book & computer donation programs, and the development of partnerships with school districts that extend the capacity of the education system to transform struggling students into joyful and engaged lifelong learners.

Since 2001, we have donated over $4,500,000 worth of books to under-resourced schools and libraries nationwide. Each year we donate over 50,000 books to our local communities right here in the Valley.

New and refurbished computer donations to build computer labs in the US and internationally.

Other projects:
READ, THINK, SHARE- One-on-one reading with a college mentor gets kids engaged with reading in new and exciting ways. Over 1,200 students served in the Pioneer Valley in 2014 alone!

ENCAMINATE- Family literacy and English language learning classes taught in Holyoke public schools designed to empower young parents to take on their role as a child's most important teacher.

ATHENA INTERACTIVE LITERACY PROGRAM- Teen moms from Holyoke, MA come to our offices for workshops in spoken word poetry, teaching their kids to read, interactive literacy and healthy cooking.

BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS- College advising and prep for low-income, minority and/or first-generation students to get them into college and graduated!

THE SPRINGBOARD PROGRAM- Student-designed, student-led literacy projects are supported by Reader to Reader for maximum impact on both student and community. Students are challenged to provide educational resources in innovative, valuable and wanted ways.


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Organization Information

READER TO READER INC
38 WOODSIDE AVE
AMHERST, MA 01002

Phone
(413) 256-8595

Web
http://www.readertoreader.org

Email
info@readertoreader.org

Mission
Reader to Reader is dedicated to bringing books, computers and literacy programs to under-resourced school and public libraries worldwide.

EIN 030496901

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