Lead to Read KC would like to acknowledge its major partners in making literacy a priority in Kansas City:

School Districts

Partnerships with Kansas City metro schools are the foundation for all the work Lead to Read KC does, and we are only successful because of the collaboration and support of teachers and administrators.

Kansas City Public Schools logo
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools logo
Center Schools logo
Missouri Charter Public Schools

Hoot Reading

Hoot Reading began partnering with Lead to Read KC in 2021 to implement high-dosage tutoring programs in local schools. The cross-sector collaboration focused on tackling pandemic learning loss by improving equitable access to evidence-based, 1:1 reading instruction by qualified teachers. Since 2021, together we have delivered 10,000 lessons to 800+ Kansas City students.

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15 and the Mahomies Foundation

Lead to Read KC has partnered with Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and his foundation 15 and the Mahomies since 2020 on the Read for 15 program to encourage children to develop a love for reading. We support Read for 15 by recruiting partner schools, coordinating resources for the classrooms and encouraging students to Read for 15 minutes every day. We also organize a Reading Rally to celebrate the conclusion of each year’s program:

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Heartland Literacy Coalition

KC Literacy Partners is a coalition of literacy-oriented local nonprofits focused on creating and executing a strategic vision for the future of literacy in the community. Click on member logos for more information:

Turn the Page KC logo
Literacy KC logo
Reach Out & Read KC logo
The Literacy Lab logo
Kansas City Public Library logo
Mid-Continent Public Library logo
Front Porch Alliance logo
Dreams Consulting

KMBC 9 Cares for Kids

Lead to Read KC is proud to be one of six nonprofit organizations in KMBC 9’s community outreach initiative: KMBC 9 Cares for Kids. Their mission is to connect viewers with local nonprofits providing resources, support and opportunities to help children in Kansas City reach their full potential and achieve success.

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Get Involved

We need you! There are so many ways to be part of the solution to our community’s literacy crisis. Choose to give your time or resources to Lead to Read KC.