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Raising A Reader (RAR) is a national nonprofit organization with a local footprint helping families build, practice, and maintain literacy routines. Our 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.
Since 1999, we have reached more than 1.7 million children and their families, over 75% are from low-income backgrounds and nearly half are English Language Learners (ELL). In 2020, we reached over 150,000 children across 36 states and 3,000 implementation sites.
Now in the second year of a bold strategy for expansion, RAR has three core program models that we implement nationwide through a train-the-trainer model that maximizes our reach and impact. RAR will continue to implement and refine these program models in collaboration with our network of 285 Affiliates with the goal of serving 200,000 children annually by the end of 2022.