Our Vision

IMAGINE our high school student-athletes stepping up to the challenge of being role models and mentors in our communities.

IMAGINE struggling or uninterested young readers going one-on-one with athletes from the high school team—a one-on-one that takes place not on a basketball court or athletic field but at a reading table. And IMAGINE these struggling students finding the encouragement, support, and high expectations that will lead to their enthusiasm and growth as readers.

IMAGINE these high school student-athletes changing as they invest their time to help these kids—changing because they begin to understand the responsibility and power of being a role model, and changing because they have developed bonds with these younger students and helped them experience the rewards of reading.

IMAGINE further that this shared experience will plant the seeds of a life-long commitment to service and responsibility for both the young readers and the student-athletes.

And finally, IMAGINE a program that not only shapes these elementary and high school students in such positive ways, but also has a significant impact on the culture of their schools and communities. This is the vision that is being realized by the Readers Are Leaders program.

You can learn more about the program, our founder and how it has successfully brought about results in Virginia by visiting the home page and selecting any of the topics listed.

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