Lead to Read KC

Lead to Read KC


EducationBoard of DirectorsNonprofit MemberOther (Nonprofit)

About Us

Our mission is to support the social, emotional and reading skills that are foundational for student success by advancing our literacy platform and mobilizing community volunteers.


We connect trusted, caring adult volunteers (called Reading Mentors) with students in first through third grade, providing students with 30 minutes of one-to-one reading and mentoring support each week.
Businesses partner with us for one-day team volunteer opportunities where their employees are paired to read with one-on-one with students.
During one-day volunteer events, each adult reads Someone Builds the Dream with a student and discusses the construction and STEM careers featured in the story.
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Through our partnership with Hoot Reading, we offer personalized tutoring from an experienced, certified classroom teacher three times per week.
Our Reading is Everywhere(SM) program distributes books to students in high-need areas through community partner locations.
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We provide ongoing training to our Reading Mentors to help support their students' journeys.
Online training resources help Reading Mentors effectively use sight words and data-driven learning strategies.
We distribute sight word flash cards to our Reading Mentors to practice with their students.
Our turnkey tutoring service is designed to lighten the workload on classroom teachers and boasts impressive results.
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Rep/Contact Info

Allison White