Every year, hundreds of individual donors give generously to Team Read. Your gift has a dual impact: for students, who gain the reading skills they need to learn and thrive, and for teen reading coaches, who grow professionally and personally through a meaningful work experience.
Our volunteers encourage and inspire us! Community members regularly step forward to support Team Read’s work by donating their time to prepare program supplies/materials, assisting with coach training, serving on board committees, and more. If you are excited by our mission and want to volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently recruiting new board members! We’re looking for people who are passionate about youth development, growing our organization, and closing opportunity gaps for students in the Puget Sound region.
*Team Read employs local teen coaches to tutor our student readers, and so we do not offer volunteer opportunities for adults to tutor or read aloud during the program.
Team Read’s annual Spring Benefit Event supports hundreds of 2nd – 4th grade readers who are achieving increased literacy skills with the help of their teen reading coaches. You can participate in this event by becoming a sponsor, becoming a peer-to-peer fundraiser, or by being our guest.
The 2024 Spring Benefit Event will be held March 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. Registration will open in early 2024.
Join the Alumni Network
No one knows better than our tutors what an impact Team Read has for both kids and teens. Each year, hundreds of Team Read reading coaches graduate high school and head off to college or begin successful careers. In 2016, we established an Alumni Network to provide special opportunities for former reading coaches, including networking events, professional advice and coach, volunteer opportunities, and job listings.
Former reading coaches are invited to sign up for the Alumni Network to receive emails with the latest news and opportunities from Team Read. And be sure to check out our newsletter series, Team Read Alumni: Where Are They Now?.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for corporations and organizations who would like to support Team Read. Sponsorships demonstrate a commitment to helping Team Read promote youth literacy and teen leadership, and close education opportunity gaps. Contact development @ teamread.org for more information.
Team Read is grateful for generous support from our Foundation and Public Supporters, who make our program possible:
DEEL (Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning)
Fordham Street Foundation
The Glaser Foundation
Mannix Canby Foundation
The Norcliffe Foundation
Norman Raab Foundation
OSPI (Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)
Papé Family Foundation
Community Center for Education Results Elementary Learning Support Program
Safeco Insurance Fund
Schools Out Washington (SOWA)/Department of Commerce
The Starbucks Foundation
The Stocker Foundation