REading ADvantage, Inc. offers literacy events and training to families of public
and non-profit organizations.
Build children's lifelong learning paths through reading.
Help children gain an appreciation of global cultures through reading.
Encourage parents (or other adults) to be active participants in their
Strengthen bonds between children and parents through reading.
Positively impact children's language vocabulary and reading comprehension.
Build daily reading rituals for families.
Assist families in starting a home library for their children by providing
them with free children's books.
"Read to Me"
Provide "newborn literacy packets" for distribution at
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez.
Maintain community children's bookshelves at the San Pablo,
Concord, and Pittsburg offices. Visit with parents in waiting area to
encourage them to read to their children 20 minutes every day. A book
is given to each child.
Head Start partnership
Once a recipient of books and training from
REading ADvantage, Inc. and it's volunteers, Head Start embraced the model
and now provides its own funding to purchase books and staff to train
parents to read to their children every day. For participating in the
training, families are provided free books.
Connect incarcerated parents in the county jail system with their young children through
recorded storybooks. Incarcerated parents are taught the importance of reading then provided
a recordable book to read to their child. This book is then delivered to the child.
Public and non-profit organizations
Distribute books and early literacy materials to organizations and schools that request them for
the families they serve.