As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Reading Kingdoms is a free program that transforms a space into a magical environment that stimulates healthy brain development in the vicinity of a struggling elementary school. Children will come after school and during the summer to read with support, and experience the joy of reading for fun. We facilitate the importance of building a healthy brain from zero to three years old. Even though this is a free program, families must volunteer time to ensure Reading Kingdoms’ mission and vision. Parents will be invited to read to their children, and participate actively in their child’s educational success as a partnership. Our name Reading Kingdoms originated from the idea that it is a majestic place to entice children’s imagination.
What We Do
By partnering with parents and caregivers, they will be sensitized to the critical nature of healthy Brain Development in children from conception to three years old, and the negative impact of Toxic Stress in the family. Reading Kingdoms provide a quiet and stimulating environment to read, in which builds self-esteem, self control, confidence, and competence in which guarantee success in school and Beyond.
How We Impact
Approximately, five thousand children within the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island live in families below the federal poverty threshold, according to KidsCount. With the help of donations, Reading Kingdoms will open their doors to a literacy program that will allow children to discover, relax, learn and dream from the pages of a book. Recent studies show almost 50% of pregnancies are between the ages of 15-19 years old (KidsCount). In this instance, our program will promote and create an open dialogue with parents on the key essential components of preventing toxic stress, and the critical nature of building healthy brains.
Reading Kingdoms is a tax exempt 501(c) (3) organization [Federal I.D. #46-3970063] and contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law less the fair market value of any thank you gifts received. Tax substantiation documents will be mailed at the end of January for gifts given in the previous calendar year, as required by the I.R.S.