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Something special happens when a child learns to read – they visit new worlds, make new friends and let their imaginations run wild. Through the power of reading, young children are set on a path that will lead to future success in school and beyond.

AkronReads is dedicated to helping elementary students in the Akron Public Schools gain valuable academic opportunities by helping them to improve basic reading skills and fostering a love of reading. We bring together corporate partners and volunteers to provide tutoring, positive support and one-on-one attention they may not otherwise get in a typical teaching environment.

We need volunteers now more than ever

The Ohio Department of Education is requiring all third grade students meet minimum requirements for reading proficiency or risk being held back. The Third Grade Reading Guarantee is designed to ensure that all students, grades kindergarten through third grade are on track for reading success.

Currently, nearly one-third of APS elementary students are not on track to reach these goals.

By targeting those students most in need of assistance and providing them with specially trained tutors, AkronReads not only helps APS adhere to the mandates of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee,we make a significant impact on the future of our children.


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