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A Bit Of Background

Founded in 2020, Right To Read is committed to closing the literacy gap by providing diagnostic and targeted reading instruction to youth in under-resourced communities. Through our partnerships with education programs in vulnerable Houston neighborhoods, our trained reading instructors deliver quality reading support to students at risk of reading failure at no family cost. 

If you are interested in our services, we would love to hear from you!

 

One of the most important predictors of graduating from high school is proficient reading by the end of third grade.

our services

Right to Read provides individual and small group reading intervention to students with identified reading weaknesses.

Right To Read offers various assessments to help identify reading weaknesses and opportunities for support. The results of these assessments help to inform our reading instruction and support our student's reading and academic achievement.

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Right to Read provides individual and small group reading intervention to students with identified reading weaknesses.

Intervention is provided at no family cost to qualifying students who would benefit from our targeted support. Once the need for support is determined, an intervention plan will be created and shared with the student's family and school.

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Right to Read provides individual and small group reading intervention to students with identified reading weaknesses.

Community support is the heart of our programming with both parent education and community partnerships  being a huge component in helping at-risk students achieve reading success. Our partnerships with established after-school programs allow us to provide consistent reading instruction to students in kindergarten through third grade.

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Right to Read provides individual and small group reading intervention to students with identified reading weaknesses.

The Right To Read Educator Mentoring Program is an exclusive membership for reading interventionists, dyslexia therapists, tutors, and classroom teachers looking for hands-on support and resources to promote their students' reading success and confidence.

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Committed To The Cause

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Tenesha Jedkins Smith, M.Ed, LDT, CALT

Founder, Executive Director

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Kate Pinkerton, M.Ed

Reading Interventionist

Nicole Simpson, Ed.D.

Dyslexia Practitioner

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Kailey Barry, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, Reading Interventionist
Right To Read Omaha

Certeria Crawford | Board Member
Charles Harrison | Board Member

Dejon Hawthorne | Board Chair
Rachel Heim | Board Member
Stacy Payton | Board Member
Regina Staffa | Board Member
Brittany Weisser | Board Member

 

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