Reach Out and Read Vermont
Reach Out and Read Vermont
Pediatric practices across Vermont incorporate books into pediatric care and encourage families to read aloud together, setting young children on the path to bright, healthy futures. In 2021 the state became part of Reach Out And Read’s new Northeast Region.

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Investing in Impact.

With more than 39 clinic locations we provide more than 20,871 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.

Our Program
Reach Out and Read Vermont promotes early language development skills and health through established systems of well-child visits with an intervention that has the potential to reach all young children in the state's 47 counties.
20,871
children served annually
39
program sites
31,878
books distributed annually
More than 5,400 Vermont children under the age of 5 live in poverty, including almost half of those living in families headed by single mothers.
Make sure that every child has the chance to thrive.
Get Involved

Reach Out and Read Vermont 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 Vermont. Whether by donating to the organization, volunteering or, starting a site at your own clinical practice – you can make a huge difference in a child’s life trajectory.

We want to hear from you!

The Northeast Region’s Executive Director, Alex Chu, provides local leadership and sets strategic priorities for all aspects of our program in New Hampshire. Alex focuses on cultivating key strategic and funding partnerships as well as providing direction to our dynamic and growing programmatic and development team.

Our Regional Program Director provides 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 who implement our program voluntarily to the children and families under their care.

Alex Chu, Executive Director
Contact Alexander Chu
617.297.8165

Meghan Blomberg, Regional Program Director
Contact Meghan Blomberg
203.804.2449

Theresa Pilz Egan, Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer
Contact Theresa Egan
860.214.3027

Janet Boswell, Development Officer
Contact Janet Boswell
617.943.1115