Your Business Can Change Lives
Magic is mobilizing whole organizations to join the movement of mentorship. Teach a Kid To Read invites groups, from businesses and civic clubs to retirement communities and parent associations, to embrace the mission of ending illiteracy together.
One hour a week gives a child a chance.
Once a Week
Inspire Your Team
Share Sentenced with your entire organization to learn the roles each individual will play. Some of your members will be reading mentors, while others will be “cheerleaders,” truly making this literacy partnership an organization-wide experience.
Get a Site Coordinator
The most important person in your partnership with a school is your organization’s Site Coordinator. They are entrusted by your whole organization to:
Find a School in Need
We encourage all organizations to begin by contacting your Local Literacy Organization since they have already done the hard work of establishing a structure, training, and culture-of-trust with the local schools.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If your organization does not have a reliable literacy organization in your area, then contact the schools directly.
Recruit Your Mentor Team
The more of your people that are sharing the mentoring experience will result in more transformation for your entire company, club or organization. Your Site Coordinator will then lead them through the preparation steps and into their mentoring locations.
All organizational leaders (especially the Site Coordinator) should join the Teach a Kid To Read monthly update mailing list.
Site Coordinators should take the “best nuggets” from the communications, stories, and media and share their favorites with their organization once a month. We recommend including testimonials from your organization’s volunteers.