Read with Me
About Read with Me
Read with Me is a monthly online reading program that connects one volunteer to one child in rural China. Every week of the program, volunteers connect with the their reading partner to talk about their reading material and elicit insightful responses from the student. At the end of the program, students design bookmarks and letters as a gift for the volunteers.
The program calls attention to the lack of motivation for children in rural China, many considered "left-behind children", who are relatively cut off from the rapidly-changing world outside their living environment. We want to encourage them to step out of their comfort zone and explore the world through literary engagement with amazing short stories, and through meaningful, inspiring conversations with our volunteers with diverse backgrounds and experiences.