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 2015-2016 school year! 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, September 26, 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

School: P.S. 184
Address: 327 Cherry St. New York, NY 10002
Session Time: 10:30AM - 12:15PM
Session Dates:

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015

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, October 17, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Please e-mail info@readingempowers.org if you are interested in volunteering for the 2015-2016 school year. Indicate your school of interest on the subject line and our school director will contact you.