Reading Runs in the Family

Reading Runs in the Family

We love that old saying, “The family that reads together, leads together,” or is that how it goes? Let’s just say that with our creative twist of the proverb, the father and daughter duo William Wallace and Sasche Robinson are a perfect case in point. Wallace, a...
Return of the Reading Mentor

Return of the Reading Mentor

The school year has just started, and 28 schools need Lead to Read KC’s reading and mentoring services. We are always looking for new Reading Mentors and are grateful to the volunteers who return year after year. Maryann Hughes is one of those returning Reading...
A Lesson in Savings

A Lesson in Savings

When Ben Bravence, a portfolio manager with UMB Bank, heard about Lead to Read KC, he knew it was something he wanted to be a part of.“I consider reading my biggest hobby,” Bravence said. “So when a couple of co-workers, who were Reading Mentors, told me about Lead to...
Reading Mentor recruits friends and family

Reading Mentor recruits friends and family

Reading Mentors make the best recruiters! Just ask Bob Daum. He has recruited seven new Reading Mentors so far this year. “I talked about my experience at Genesis School and how much I enjoyed getting to know my reading buddy,” Daum said about his recruitment efforts....
Reading Mentor pulls double duty

Reading Mentor pulls double duty

At the beginning of the year, Mike McGuire joined our team of Reading Mentors. Every Tuesday, you’ll find him at Genesis School. Before he joins his class as a “Flextra” Reading Mentor, he heads to the school’s library, logging into a virtual reading session with a...