Our after school reading intervention is READ 718’s core program. This program is designed for children in grades 3-8 who are reading below grade level. To be eligible for this program, children must be in grades 3-8, eligible for free or reduced-price lunch at school, and be struggling with reading based on teacher feedback and our initial assessment. This program runs for three, 10 week cycles in fall, winter, and spring.


Our spring cycle is currently full. Please register for Summer Reading Room or call us at 718-576-3228 if you are interested in fall 2019. Thank you!

What are you doing this summer? Reading!

When children don’t practice their reading skills over the summer, they can fall behind again as they enter the new school year. READ 718’s ​Summer Reading Room​ is a 4-week program that offers students entering grades 3-6 the opportunity to practice fundamental reading skills, promote engagement in reading, and prevent “summer slide.” Each READer will work one-on-one with a trained volunteer during scheduled afternoons on Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. READers can come 1, 2, or 3 afternoons a week.

Click here to fill out a summer registration.

Click here to apply to be a summer volunteer.

The Saturday Reading Room is designed for 1st-3rd graders to practice their developing reading skills with a trained tutor in a relaxed and fun environment. Children come to READ 718 each Saturday for 8 weeks and work with a high school aged tutor on building fluency, comprehension, and reading stamina. Participants will also have the opportunity to play games that build sight word and spelling pattern knowledge. This program also provides the opportunity for high schoolers to serve their community in a meaningful and enjoyable way.

 Please click on dates below to fill out application for spring cycle.

***Sessions take place at READ 718 from 11:00-12:00 on Saturdays.***

Spring 2019: April 6-June 8

READ 718 hosts free, quarterly workshops for families, educators, and friends led by literacy experts. Recent topics have included “The Learning Process and Its Impact on Reading” and “Preventing Summer Slide: Encouraging Your Child to Read in Summer.” These workshops provide families and educators the opportunity to learn more about specific topics in literacy education and to engage in discussion.



To find out about upcoming workshops, visit our News & Events page.