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Our blog is like a choose-your-own-adventure book, with a great Lead to Read KC story on every page. Read recent posts and explore an archive dating back to 2012.

We Found Our Champion

We Found Our Champion

As I wrap up my time with Lead to Read KC, I am reminded of the incredible experience I’ve had over the past few months learning more and attempting to better understand the literacy landscape and why we have had such a challenge with literacy over the years.   I’ve...

Mentor Moment

Mentor Moment

Recently Mike McGuire’s sessions as a Reading Mentor at Genesis School inspired him to get creative. His student often brought a book on science experiments for them to read. In particular McGuire could tell the “2 cups and a string walkie-talkie” really intrigued the...

Reading at the Center of It All

Reading at the Center of It All

Jamie Morrow Nelson might be new to Lead to Read KC but she’s already figured out why being a Reading Mentor is so meaningful. She started reading at Center Elementary in South Kansas City’s Center School District at the beginning of 2024 and already loves it. “While...

Welcome, Dr. Collier

Welcome, Dr. Collier

It’s Women’s History Month and I hope you are enjoying the flood of messages on empowerment, accomplishment, and praise for so many women in our community, and across the globe who are doing wonderful things. As we celebrate Women’s History month, I couldn’t think of...

Community Service Around the Clock

Community Service Around the Clock

Lead to Read KC offers so many different opportunities for volunteers and Laura Logan has made the most of them all. She started as a Reading Mentor in 2018 after hearing about the program through her job at Hallmark and over the past six years she has added book...

Coping Through Reading

Coping Through Reading

“The child that is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel it’s warmth.” African Proverb As I reflect on the recent tragedy following the Super Bowl parade, this quote comes to mind. I am also thinking about all of the little people, and how their brains...