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Philadelphia READS

1721 Spruce Street

First Floor Front

Philadelphia, PA 19103

info@philareads.org

Tel: 215-279-7450

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It takes a lot to raise a city of readers. Check out how Philadelphia READS is cultivating a love of reading around the city!

 Programs 

In addition to an Early Learning Initiative currently underway, Philadelphia READS has four core programs: Power Partners, our oldest program and one that brings 1st to 3rd graders to local corporations for weekly one-hour reading and mentoring sessions; Jacoby Book Bank, a resource for educators to get books for their classrooms and to give to their students to take home; the Reading Olympics, the city’s only literacy competition; and Summer READS, a literacy camp designed to ensure that Philadelphia’s youngest students are not impacted by “summer slide”.  

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 Power Partners 
 
Matches socially conscious organizations with children from Philadelphia classrooms for year-long, weekly, literacy tutoring and mentorship sessions.
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 Reading Olympics 
A city-wide collaborative reading competition that aims to foster a love reading, develop teamwork skills, and bring students from different parts of the city together.
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 Book Bank 
 
A resource for educators who serve our city’s children and youth to provide books and supplies for their classrooms and students.
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 Summer READS 
 
A summer literacy camp designed to ensure that Philadelphia’s children soar to their highest heights every summer instead of being impacted by the “summer slide.”