Studies show that families respond to their pediatricians:
Children exposed to Reach Out and Read at checkups are read to more often by their families, have stronger language skills, and start school better prepared to learn.
Two teams of volunteers packed 30,000 donated books for our program sites – amazing!
Fun summer reading activities can turn a “summer slide” into a “summer climb”!
New York City Council Members invest $1.5 million in early literacy!
The Clinton Global Initiative, Scholastic, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Reach Out and Read collaborate to promote early literacy.
Dads can have a huge positive impact in the lives of their children when they read aloud to them….
Harlem Link Charter School shares a gift of books with their community.
We are proud to be part of a new literacy initiative in South Jamaica, Queens, supported by the Pinkerton…
Reach Out and Read formed a new alliance with the American Academy of Family Physicians to encourage families to…
Children at Harlem Hospital Center enjoyed book readings and crafts at a “Read and Romp!” book party.
Reach Out and Read doctors across New York work with families to nurture young readers.
- ~ Michelle Morgan, Senior Health Educator/Reach Out and Read Program Coordinator, The Floating Hospital
"I see the lives of our young people change through reading."
Our impact: over 250,00 children served annually
- ~ Dr. Sandra Braganza, Pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Group Comprehensive Health Care Center
"Giving books to my patients is one of the most satisfying parts of my job."
Our impact: 390,000 books distributed to kids in need in the past year
- ~ Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times
"It's a simple intervention but has far-reaching effects."
Our impact: 198 program locations, and counting