Raising a Reader logo

Raising a Reader's Mission


Raising A Reader (RAR) helps families develop, practice and maintain the habit of sharing books—a habit that research demonstrates is essential to developing reading skills.  


A few general points regarding literacy and families:

  • The process of learning to read and write begins when your child is an infant.
  • Reading to your youngster is an important way to help improve school readiness.
  • Children who are reading at grade level in third grade will do much better in school. 


Raising A Reader is a very valuable piece to your Childs education, please see below some statistics:

  • Students who participated in Raising A Reader (RAR) and GSRP, scored nearly 3.7 points higher on letter identification during their kindergarten screening than their peers who did not participate in those programs.
  • Parents/guardians who reported reading 15 or more minutes to their child, increased nearly 25% while participating in Raising A Reader.
  • Children who asked questions about the book while reading together increased from 45.1% at the beginning of the program to 73.0% by the end of the program.
  • Parents/guardians who reported asking their child questions about the story jumped from 34.5% to 63.3% during their participation in RAR.