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Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

Accepted to the Portfolio: July 2015

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Children build a library of books at home
  • Parents and children read aloud together daily
  • Parents understand the importance of reading aloud and their role in their child’s development

Long Term Outcomes

  • Children are reading at grade level in 3rd grade
  • Participants graduate from high school on time
  • Participants become literate adults effectively able to negotiate the health care system

Target Population


  • Early Childhood (0 - 5)

Service Area

  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)