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.

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FALL 2018: September 24-December 6

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-Wednesdays. READers can come 1, 2, or 3 afternoons a week.

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.

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

FALL 2018: September 29 – December 1 (no sessions on 10/6/18 or 11/24/18)

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.

June 14, 2018 from 11:00-12:00 : Preventing Summer Slide: How to Keep your Kids Reading over the Summer! with Learning Specialist, Beth Bucher. RSVP to


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