Our Mission

Reading Empowers was formed for the sole purpose of improving literacy in New York City; specifically, our mission is to promote literacy among students in New York City's elementary schools. We host Saturday morning reading clubs, in which trained adult volunteers engage students in reading age-appropriate material and facilitate discussions around the stories' main ideas. Our goal is to instill in young students, at a very early age, an interest in reading, with the hopes that this will develop into a lifelong love and passion.

Reading Empowers is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of New York and recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.

Reading Empowers was formed for the sole purpose of improving literacy in New York City; specifically, our mission is to promote literacy among students in New York City's elementary schools. We host Saturday morning reading clubs, in which trained adult volunteers engage students in reading age-appropriate material and facilitate discussions around the stories' main ideas. Our goal is to instill in young students, at a very early age, an interest in reading, with the hopes that this will develop into a lifelong love and passion.

Reading Empowers is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of New York and recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. - See more at: http://www.readingempowers.org/content/about-us#sthash.lGzPp2iL.dpuf
Reading Empowers was formed for the sole purpose of improving literacy in New York City; specifically, our mission is to promote literacy among students in New York City's elementary schools. We host Saturday morning reading clubs, in which trained adult volunteers engage students in reading age-appropriate material and facilitate discussions around the stories' main ideas. Our goal is to instill in young students, at a very early age, an interest in reading, with the hopes that this will develop into a lifelong love and passion.

Reading Empowers is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of New York and recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. - See more at: http://www.readingempowers.org/content/about-us#sthash.lGzPp2iL.dpuf

Reading Sessions

We are actively recruiting volunteers for the Spring 2016 semester! Please see our schedule below:
School: P.S. 1
Address: 8 Henry St. New York, NY 10038 
Session Time: 10:30AM - 12:15PM
Session Dates:
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

School: P.S. 124
Address: 40 Division St. New York, NY 10002
Session Time: 10:30AM - 12:15PM
Session Dates:

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

SchoolP.S. 251
Address: 144-51 Arthur St. Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 (Pickups available at Grand Central and Union Turnpike-Queens)
Session Time: 10:45AM - 12:15PM
Session Dates:
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Please e-mail info@readingempowers.org if you are interested in volunteering for our Spring 2016 reading sessions. Indicate your school of interest on the subject line and our school director will contact you.