Building Teams

Readers Are Leaders builds teams to achieve our goals. Each team has a number of key role players, but at center stage are the encounters between our at-risk students and our high school student-athletes. Critical steps must be taken to put a structure in place for this positive chemistry to happen, a chemistry that spurs the growth and achievement.

Elementary school administrators join our team because they are seeking a solution for their struggling readers. We enlist the professional support of reading specialists, teachers, and the administrative staff of each elementary school. They join us in building the support structure, and then they match each at-risk student with an appropriate mentor.

At the heart of our program is a commitment to service. We recruit high school coaches whose commitment as educators is much broader than their team’s standing in a won-lost column – coaches who are dedicated to developing their players so that they are successful throughout life, both in and beyond the athletic arena. Such coaches get involved in our program to create an opportunity for their student-athletes to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others. In stepping up to this challenge, our mentors often strengthen their own character, experience the rewards of service, and develop an awareness of their capacity to contribute to their community.

Our generous sponsors are key members of our team and essential to our success. We rely upon sponsors who care about the direction of their world and want to be part of solutions, who see the urgency in reaching out to the at-risk and less fortunate, and who have the will and vision to make a difference.

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