Reading Captains

To help children become better readers, Read by 4th launched Reading Captains.

The idea is simple: we know that families turn to their friends and neighbors when looking for information and resources.  We are asking Philadelphians to become the go-to early literacy person for their community.

On March 5thfrom 5PM to 8:30PM, join us at Congregation Rodeph Shalom (615 N Broad St) for the Read by 4th Mayoral Summit.

At this cocktail reception and dinner you will hear Mayor Kenney address the important role Reading Captains have in the success of the Read by 4th campaign. Get your Reading Captains gear, which includes a short training on the new Reading Captain app, and Reading Captain swag.


Reading Captains are individuals, over the age of 18, who:

  • Understand the importance of reading and are passionate about doing more for families
  • Are already connected to families in their neighborhood and around Philly
  • Are able to work collaboratively with Read by 4th staff and community partners
  • Are Committed to helping your neighbors raise strong readers

  • Attend the 2019 Mayoral Summit to learn about the literacy resources available to families throughout the city.
  • Get out there and share what you learned with parents and caregivers in your neighborhood, workplace, grocery store, or even your barber shop.
  • Get connected with your regional Reading Captains group to brainstorm ways to better connect families with resources, problem solve and make new friends 

Register below to attend the 2019 Mayoral Summit! 

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