Reading Heroes

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Do you know someone making a difference in their community by helping children to become stronger readers? If so, nominate them to become a Reading Hero!

Children who are reading on grade level by the time they enter the 4th grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school on time. Reading Heroes help to ensure students are reading on grade level by building their reading confidence and improving their literacy skills. 


  • A Philadelphia resident 
  • A person over the age of 10

If selected, Reading Heroes would receive:

  • A Reading Hero t-shirt
  • Social media recognition (Facebook: @Readby4th; Instagram: Readby4th; and Twitter: @Readby4th)
  • A blog profile on the Read by 4th website 

Nominate a Hero!