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With over 285 program sites at hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices across Massachusetts, we provide more than 222,964 children and their families with free books and resources that promote early childhood literacy.
Our evidence-based model is backed by a large and growing body of academic research. We utilize the existing medical infrastructure, to encourage supportive, educational conversations with parents on the importance of reading aloud and the impact on children’s brain development.
children served annually
books distributed annually
Reach Out and Read Massachusetts is made up of dedicated and generous supporters and volunteers. We hope you will join us in making families reading aloud together a priority for the children of Massachusetts—whether by donating to the organization, volunteering or by starting a site, your contribution makes a difference.
The Power of Partnerships
Reach Out and Read Massachusetts could not serve the tens of thousands of families it does annually without the help of generous corporate, foundation, individual and government partners. We are grateful to every individual and entity that helps us fulfill our mission to give young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Statewide implementation of Reach Out And Read is made possible by the generous support of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). EEC promotes the healthy growth and development of all children by providing high-quality programs and resources for families and communities.
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Massachusetts’ Executive Director, Alex Chu, provides local leadership and sets strategic priorities for all aspects of our program. Alex focuses on cultivating key strategic and funding partnerships as well as providing direction to our dynamic and growing programmatic and development team.
Massachusetts’ Medical Director, Dr. Eileen Costello provides further direction to the program and advocates about the importance of fostering a love of reading in the existing healthcare infrastructure thus bridging the intersection between health and education.
Our dedicated Program Managers provide technical support to our sites across the state to ensure fidelity to the model.
Our impact is significant and made possible through the hundreds of medical clinicians across the state who implement our early school readiness intervention voluntarily to the children and families under their care.