Raising a Reader’s Response
We are a national nonprofit organization offering local agencies an evidence-based early literacy and parent engagement program that has demonstrated it can improve the reading readiness skills of children birth to age eight.
The research is clear — when families are meaningfully involved, children’s academic achievement improves.
Our proven, award-winning program helps families:
- Understand why sharing books regularly matters
- Excite children and families with award-winning books each week that build the book sharing routine
- Establish connections to libraries to maintain literacy habits at home
Raising A Reader’s mission is to engage caregivers in a routine of book sharing with their children from birth through age eight to foster healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love of reading, and the literacy skills critical for school success.
Through a network of more than 2,700 locations, Raising A Reader reaches more than 120,000 children and families each year. Since our inception in 1999, we have helped more than one million families build and maintain reading routines in their homes, with special attention to those at highest-risk for educational failure.