Almost 50% of Ohio's children live under the poverty level and receive free and/or reduced lunches.
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau

Kids We Serve

Our focus is to encourage 2nd graders to become readers. Studies have shown that if children are not reading well by the end of 2nd grade, there is trouble ahead. We are committed to getting books in the hands of children who need them the most.  For many kids we visit, the book we give them may be the only book they have at home. 

Our volunteer role models encourage 2nd graders to try their best in school, do their homework, respect their teachers and classmates and READ EVERY NIGHT. 

While our program started by serving 2nd graders in central Ohio, we now reach children all across the country. Click here for a current list of all our program locations.