Reading Power is an independent, individualized literacy program tutoring children in prekindergarten through grade two. Working in partnership with underserved schools, one-to-one tutoring is provided during the school day.
Our mission is to accelerate children's literacy learning and to develop in them a love of reading and writing. We believe that all children deserve to reach their intellectual potential.
Reading Power makes a difference!
Reading Power serves the children of North Chicago and Zion, Illinois by providing early literacy interventions to prekindergarten (North Chicago only), kindergarten, first, and second grade students.
Victor Hugo once said that "to learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark". At Reading Power, I have watched that spark light and burn. Children come to Reading Power, excited and willing, and slowly, sometimes painstakingly, they acquire the skills, the self-discipline and, the joy of reading.
As a tutor, watching their progress and growth does as much for me as for them. It renews my love of reading to share this skill and open children's hearts to reading. For in sharing this skill, I share a path to friendship, to imagination, to better citizenship.
I watch Reading Power work collaboratively with the schools where they are located, putting kids first, and I watch with my own eyes students' enhanced abilities. I am happy, too, to be a donor to Reading Power. They stretch my dollars in the best way, towards good things--better skills, better friendships, better citizens.
I can't think of a better organization for my time or my treasure."
-Peg Determan, tutor and donor