Fostering the Promise of Literacy

Reading Power provides individualized, high-dosage, one-to-one tutoring in person during the school day for children in preschool through second grade. We do this by partnering with schools needing supplemental literacy support, where needs exceed resources.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to accelerate children’s literacy learning and to develop their love for reading and writing.

Our Vision

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We envision a world where all children have a strong literacy foundation to support lifelong learning.

Why Support Reading Power?

Reading Power’s one-to-one literacy tutoring program is:

  • Led by reading professionals, and powered by trained volunteers
  • Professionally developed using cutting-edge, research-based curricula
  • Individualized daily for each student, and provided three to five days per week

“The one-to-one attention Reading Power provides students is invaluable. The quality of the staff and tutors has also impressed me. They want to be here. They are invested in the students. I feel that, and so do our students. Reading Power is a program that works.

Catalina Quiñones-Nelson, Oakdale Elementary Principal

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Childhood Literacy Facts

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More than one in three children who started school in the pandemic need intensive reading help. (Amplify, 2021)

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Proficient third-grade readers are nearly five times more likely to graduate high school than their peers with below-basic reading skills. (Renaissance)

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Children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year because of book reading. (Scholastic: Classroom Libraries Work)

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Reading Power provides one-to-one literacy tutoring during the school day for children who are struggling to read. Our cost to provide tutoring three to five days per week averages $3,000 per child, per year.

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Children who have five or more books read to them a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than children who were not read books. (The Ohio State University)

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During the 2022-2023 school year, 70% of Reading Power students met grade level expectations and increased an average of five book levels.

Thank you to our Play for Literacy Corporate Sponsors