Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men

Achieving Success through Leadership

  • Read Houston Read

    • You can be an important part of HISD’s pilot program supporting its Literacy By 3 movement to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. Volunteer to read to a first- or second-grader once a week and make a difference in a child’s life. For more information, please see this link.

    Read to a child. It’s one of the most important things you can do to positively impact a child's future. Yet for hundreds of HISD first- and second-graders, there is no one to read to them and no one to listen to them read. There is no one to reinforce what they are learning in the classroom.

    As a Read Houston Read volunteer, you can help a child develop a love for reading by sharing a book with them. Do it online or in person. It only takes an hour of your time each week during the school year to instill a lifelong love of reading in a student. Depending on which method you choose, you will be trained to:

    • Share an adventure by reading to a child
    • Participate in fun activities that directly relate to the reading material
    • Listen to a child read and encourage them