Reading to Kids Monthly Meetup

  • September 14, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • Reading to Kids

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Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for success in the future.  To this end, Reading to Kids gathers on average 806 children and 341 volunteers at reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at seven Los Angeles elementary schools.

At the monthly reading clubs, pairs of volunteers read aloud to small groups of children, while their parents receive training on how to encourage their children to read at home.  Kids, parents, teachers, and school libraries receive book donations at the end of the reading clubs.  These are important donations, as 60 percent of low-income homes do not have age-appropriate reading materials for children.

Since its inception in 1999, Reading to Kids has given more than 116,023 prize books to children who attend the reading clubs, donated more than 21,025 hardcover books to school libraries, and our volunteers have spent over 135,498 hours reading to kids.  Click here to see our entry on Wikipedia.

There is no long-term commitment.  Once you register, you can decide how often to volunteer.  Whether it's every month, or once a year, we always appreciate your time!

*Please indicate at which school you are volunteering in your RSVP!

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  • Aida G.

    First time volunteer at Polito Elementary! I think I was more nervous than our kids were. With a little gentle prodding they were interested and engaged in the story. It was great to see and feel the pride the Principal has for his kids and his school, I look forward to October's reading!!

    September 17, 2013

  • lauren o.

    Fabulous day!!

    September 15, 2013

  • Brad C.

    I had a really nice time with the kids today!

    September 14, 2013

  • Ashley

    So much fun, can't wait for next month!

    September 14, 2013

  • Brad C.

    Alta Loma

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    September 8, 2013

  • Karen

    I am at Gratts Elementary School..

    August 22, 2013

  • Mark


    August 11, 2013

  • Rachel

    RSVPs open on the Monday following each reading club. The September RSVPs will open after the August 10 reading club.

    July 29, 2013

  • Jennifer A

    I too did not see the Sept. 14th date on their website. How do we sign up?

    July 28, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I don't see the Sept. 14th date on, but I'm in! My choice would be Leo Politi Elementary, kindergarten.

    June 13, 2013

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