Reach Out and Read In the News
Our Commitment to Racial Equity
As our nation reckons with systemic racism and the deep and historic inequities that have long existed, the Reach Out and Read community reckons with our role and our responsibility to take action. We often talk about our platform – a platform for opportunity for children in the earliest years and months of life. And yet that […]
This update of a School Readiness Technical Report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published in Pediatrics, cites the Reach Out and Read program as “the most studied and scaled primary prevention program” seeking “to prevent gaps in readiness before they occur.” Starting with a comprehensive overview of the definition of, and assessments of school readiness, […]
Want to get involved? If you are a current Kappa Psi member visit our partner page. Reach Out and Read is thrilled to be a philanthropic partner of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, the oldest and largest pharmaceutical fraternity in the United States. Over the past year, the members of Kappa Psi have helped Reach Out […]
Reach Out and Read is pleased to announce that it has been identified as a Health Services Initiative in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), in partnership with the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, is working to increase the number of well-child visits and developmental screenings […]
Sari Feldman from Publishers Weekly interviewed Reach Out and Read’s Co-Founder Dr. Robert Needleman on starting Reach Out and Read in Boston, MA, 30 years ago. Needlman talks about the unique intersection health and education play in emerging literacy and the important partnership with librarians in the community.
Our Chief of Strategic Initiatives Nikki Shearman PhD recently released a report on emerging research that further demonstrates the impact of Reach Out and Read. In addition to providing the summaries below, we will update our research overview and other materials to reflect these exciting developments.