Youth Development

Read to Achieve

  • Nashville, TN

Mission Statement

To enhance each individual student's academic performance and strengthen their skills according to the Tennessee State Curricular Standards. It is our goal to create a warm and caring environment where all children can learn and apply skills, acquire knowledge, and develop the attitude necessary to reach and increase their potential to become life long learners.

Main Programs

  1. Read To Achieve
  2. Mentorship
  3. T.P.I.(Total Parental Involvement)

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

Read to Achieve provides academic and social skills for students residing in Nashville and the surrounding communities of Davidson County. Our program promotes, encourages, and implements strategies for reading comprehension and positive parental involvement in the summer months and for the upcoming school year.  

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2003

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Mrs. Vanessa White

Co Principal Officer since 2003

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Mrs. Renee Tomlinson

Keywords

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Devoted, Successful, Innovative, Rigor Instruction, Beneficial

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EIN

14-1902882

 Number

4489532644

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Read To Achieve is a powerful program that makes a difference by engaging students in an structured educational setting for the months of June and July. Our summer program is an outreach summer program designed to promote reading, as well as improve mathematics, listening, and technology skills with our children from ages 4 through 14. Our program has improved parent involvement, student academics, and readiness for the upcoming school year in the fall. The Read To Achieve experience provides students with a positive attitude towards self-confidence, academic achievement, and in becoming productive citizens. Our successes include students being able to work effectively in collaborative teams, creating and making presentations to their peers, making tremendous gains on computerized programs, primary students reading to their peers, and making efforts to give back to their own communities. It is our goal to give at least 5 scholarships in memory of a formal RTA student to further and expand their academic success as a college student.. Read To Achieve realizes that today's children will become tomorrow's citizens, workers, and parents, so the educators of this program invest wisely in making this summer program a success for our community.

Programs

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Program 1

Read To Achieve

Our purpose is to provide pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students with academics, quality field trips, social, and character education for the months of June and July. Our intention is to reinforce and increase skills that will prepare them for the next school year. Our 5-day scedule begins 8:00 A.M. and concludes at 5:00 P.M. for our students.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$60,000.00

Program 2

Mentorship

Students who have had the opportunity to be students in our program are returning as volunteer to mentor other students by peer tutoring, reading, mathematics, science experiences, and computer lab academic activities. Our young volunteers learn that it takes a village to make a difference in the lives of school age children to become successful citizens.

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Program 3

T.P.I.(Total Parental Involvement)

Read To Achieve implements a programTPI(Total Parental Involvement)with its summer program. Parents engage in workshops, teacher conferences, classroom helpers, and field trips to show their level of interest in their child's education. It is our goal that parents continue this support for continual success for their child in the upcoming school year.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Read to Achieve provides academic and social skills for students residing in Nashville and the surrounding communities of Davidson County. Our program promotes, encourages, and implements strategies for reading comprehension and positive parental involvement in the summer months and for the upcoming school year.  

Funding Needs

The Read To Achieve summer program is focused on sustaining its enrollment of 50 and above students for the months of June and July. In order for our program to be continual success, we must secure funding for educational materials, field trips, transportation, and technology integrated resources for our program.

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Read to Achieve

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Vanessa White

Co Principal Officer

Mrs. Renee Tomlinson

BIO

Mrs. White is a veteran teacher of 30 years in the Metropolitan Davidson County School System. She is a leader, and has served as principal designee for her current school and orchestrates many community involvement activities for her students and parents.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Reading is the most powerful tool we have in our language education and it appears to be deficient in our society. Being in the educational field as a teacher for over twenty years, I see the need for programs as Read To Reading is the most powerful tool we have in our language education and it appears to be deficient in our society. Being in the educational field as a teacher for over twenty years, I see the need for programs as Read To Achieve for our children. Our children are struggling in schools, homes, and in their communities. I believe this program provides children with the tools to be successful for the summer, and the upcoming school year, but also increases an awareness for parental involvement in the homes and schools. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Vanessa White

Community Volunteer

Term: Jan 2015 - Jan 2017

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