Photo: Lisa Bontje

This month marks my one-year milestone with Team Read – and what a wonderful year it’s been! My most significant learning is that the power is in the pair: teen and reader who grow together, improving reading skills and exercising leadership muscle. I’m proud of what we accomplished together across 13 sites in Seattle and Highline, engaging 800+ kids and teens this year! Thanks to all our families, teachers, school districts, library and community partners, and friends who are the team behind Team Read. On to more reading and FUN this summer!

2018-19 Stakeholder Feedback

  • 4 out of 5 parents report that their students like to read more because of Team Read
  • 83% of referring teachers say their students have shown improvements in reading skills because of their time with coaches
  • 86% of teen coaches said Team Read gave them a chance to make a difference in their community
  • 9 out of 10 parents of teens said Team Read gave their students skills they can use in other work settings, now and in the future