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Schools

Lead to Read KC provides its Reading Mentoring services free of charge to more than 1,400 Kansas City area students in first through third grade.

We’re proud to work with public and charter schools, both of which are open to all students. Our school partnerships are the foundation of our program, and we are only successful because of the support of teachers and administrators.

Académie Lafayette Charter

Academy For Integrated Arts Charter

Banneker Elementary KCK

Banneker Elementary KCMO

Boone Elementary

Brookside Charter

Carver Dual Language

Center Elementary

Citizens of the World Charter

Crossroads Academy Central Street Charter

Crossroads Academy Quality Hill Charter

Faxon Elementary

Frontier Innovation Charter

Garfield Elementary

Genesis Charter

Gordon Parks Charter

Guadalupe Centers Charter

Hale Cook Elementary

Indian Creek Elementary

James Elementary

KIPP Endeavor Academy Charter

Phillis Wheatley Elementary

Melcher Elementary

Pitcher Elementary

Primitivo Garcia Elementary

Trailwoods Elementary

Whittier Elementary

Wendell Phillips Elementary

View a list of current school partners below and click the links to learn more about each one.

“Today I announced to the students that their reading buddies were coming, and there was an instantaneous cheer! Most of the students don’t have people who sit on the sofa with them and read. When the reading buddies come in, they get to see adults who are off their phones and focused on them and caring about them. It teaches them that the written word is powerful. Lead to Read is so powerful.”

KARI BOWLES

First-grade Teacher, Garfield Elementary

2024-25 Partner Schools

Académie Lafayette Charter
3421 Cherry St, KCMO 64109
School Profile

Academy For Integrated Arts Charter
7910 Troost Ave, KCMO 64131
School Profile

Banneker Elementary KCK
2026 N 4th St, KCK 66101
School Website

Banneker Elementary KCMO
7050 Askew Ave, KCMO 64132
School Profile

Boone Elementary
8817 Wornall Rd, KCMO 64114
School Website

Brookside Charter
1815 E 63rd St, KCMO 64130
School Profile

Carver Dual Language
4600 Elmwood Ave, KCMO 64130
School Profile

Center Elementary
8401 Euclid Ave, KCMO 64132
School Website

Citizens of the World Charter
3435 Broadway Blvd, KCMO 64111
School Profile

Crossroads Academy Central Street Charter
1011 Central St, KCMO 64105
School Profile

Crossroads Academy Quality Hill Charter
1080 Washington St, KCMO 64105
School Profile

Faxon Elementary
1320 E 32 Terrace, KCMO 64109
School Profile

Frontier Innovation Charter
6700 Corporate Dr, KCMO 64120
School Profile

Garfield Elementary
436 Prospect Ave, KCMO 64124
School Profile

Genesis Charter
3800 E 44th St, KCMO 64130
School Profile

George Melcher Elementary
3958 Chelsea Ave, KCMO 64130
School Profile

Gordon Parks Charter
3715 Wyoming St, KCMO 64111
School Profile

Guadalupe Centers Charter
5123 E Truman Rd, KCMO 64127
School Profile

Hale Cook Elementary
7302 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO 64114
School Profile

Indian Creek Elementary
9801 Grand Ave, KCMO 64114
School Website

James Elementary
5810 Scarritt Ave, KCMO 64123
School Profile

KIPP Endeavor Academy Charter
2700 E 18th St, KCMO 64127
School Profile

Phillis Wheatley Elementary
2415 Agnes Ave, KCMO 64127
School Profile

Pitcher Elementary
9915 E 38 Terrace, KCMO 64133
School Profile

Primitivo Garcia Elementary
1000 W 17 St, KCMO 64108
School Profile

Trailwoods Elementary
6201 E 17th St, KCMO 64126
School Profile

Wendell Phillips Elementary
2400 Prospect Ave, KCMO 64127
School Profile

Whittier Elementary
295 S 10th St, KCK 66101
School Website
NOTE: We work with Whittier Elementary in Kansas, NOT the Missouri school

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