Investing in Impact.
With 74 program sites at hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices, we reach more than 51,000 young children from birth through age five. Our clinics provide free children’s books and resources to families to promote attachment, parent competence and confidence, resilience, and 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*
in Upstate New York*
Upstate New York’s Director, Lynne Burke provides local leadership and sets strategic priorities for all aspects of the program. Contact her to learn more, to volunteer, to explore starting a site, or to advance the mission of Reach Out and Read to include additional counties in Upstate New York.