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November 21, 2016

Give the Power of Reading

On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, millions of generous individuals from across the globe joined together for a global day of giving backThis #GivingTuesday, we raised more than $22,000 thanks to the generosity of 150 donors who believe in the power of reading.

We invite you to join the #PowerofReading campaign throughout the month of December, as we spread a love of reading all across the country. You can help us provide weekly, one-on-one tutoring to more than 11,000 students in under-resourced schools who are working to catch up to grade level in reading. 

By supporting Reading Partners, you’re helping students like Loc, who discovered a love of reading while working with his reading partner, Ron. Loc told us,

After a while, I learned that I loved reading. I started reading in my classroom and reading at home. Now, when I get bored, I read a book and it makes me happy. A book is the power of me.

We were so inspired by Loc, we decided to ask other students how reading gives them superpowers!

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We’re proud to provide the opportunity for passionate volunteers to become allies in education for their students. With your support we can empower thousands of students as they work hard to improve their reading skills and become more successful in school. There are lots of ways to help, and we hope you’ll join us in bringing communities together to end the literacy crisis in the United States and help our future leaders achieve their dreams.

Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Donate. Reading Partners relies on donations from individuals like you to keep the program alive. Consider making a tax-deductible donation of any size.
  2. Vote. Reading Partners is in the running to receive up to $50,000 in grants across 10 regions during the Yelp Gives Local contest, but only if we get enough online votes! Vote once a day from Nov 29-Dec 9.
  3. Volunteer. If you aren’t already tutoring with us, sign up to make a meaningful difference in a child’s life.
  4. Spread the word. Connect with us on social media and tell your friends and family about the great work Reading Partners is doing in communities all over the country!
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