Monday, October 24, 2016

Over 200 Mentors in Reader to Reader's Read, Think, Share Program

There are already more than 200 students from seven different colleges work as reading mentors in our Read, Think, Share program this year, helping students in middle school and high school become more confident readers and writers.

Here, eight of our newest mentors from Amherst College take part in a follow-up training to help them build their own skills at working with students.

The college students are working with 1,400 low-income adolescents in Massachusetts and New Mexico.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Donating Laptops to Alabama Students

The freshmen on the SpeakFirst team in Birmingham, Alabama, show off their laptops donated by Reader to Reader.

The group is guided by SpeakFirst’s Mary Byrne, formerly an intern and reading mentor at Reader to Reader during her years at Amherst College. She’s now doing great work in Alabama.

Reader to Reader's Computer Donation Program donates new and refurbished computers and e-readers to schools and outreach organizations all across the world.