Category - Education

Reading Legacies

Reading Legacies


Goals & Objectives

Every penny counts toward the communities and children we serve! Please join us in supporting our mission to rescue children from the cycle of failure through intergenerational shared-reading experiences with family and supportive community members. Our goal is to raise $100,000 towards the continuation of our mission and programs.

Our Story

Did you know that reading aloud to children is the single best predictor of their future success in reading? Reading Legacies is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate supportive relationships for children through family and friends reading aloud with them. We hope that, one day, all children will feel the security of caring adult relationships and develop a love for reading. In addition to setting them up for success, reading with children creates feelings of attachment and security, and reinforces the knowledge that they are valued. Our special focus on children with incarcerated parents, children with parents suffering from addiction, low-income families, and children whose grandparents are living in retirement communities allows our programs to reach some of San Diego's most underserved populations. Our three programs are provided year round in 16 sites throughout San Diego County with the help of over 200 volunteers. Since our inception in 2009, over 49,500 children, youth and family members have shared a storybook together through our programs!