Help Keep We Read Together Going!
Started September 19, 2017
Created by Benjamin Lambright464 Facebook Friends.
Funds will go to
We Read Together
My name is Benjamin Lambright and I'm the founder and executive director of We Read Together. Thank you for taking the time to read about us and consider helping us out. A few years ago I founded WRT for one purpose: to spread a love of reading in children. It's been an amazing adventure full of joy and struggle ever since.
Along with the help from amazing volunteers and employees we've built one of the most effective tutoring programs in New York City. We provide one-on-one tutoring and free classes to disadvantaged and underserved children in the Bronx.
Despite the fact that the vast majority of our clients come to "promotion in doubt" and reading as much as 1.5 years below grade level, no child who has worked with us for more than 5 months has ever finished a grade below reading level, failed the state test, or been held back. I don't know of any other program that can make those sorts of claims.
What's more, we do it all as volunteers or for minimum wage. That's right. No employee, even myself, is in this for the money. We do it because we love to help kids and change lives.
But things are tough. We have to get money from somewhere in order to keep doing the amazing work we do.We don't want to ask our low-income clients to shoulder the burden. The money we are asking for is to cover books, supplies, insurance, and other operational costs that are essential to our work. Without you, our future is in doubt.
We need your help. Please take the time to donate. Thank you so much. With your donations and our work we will change lives together!