A partnership between the Chamber and APS launched in 2003, Albuquerque Reads mobilizes over 350 volunteer tutors each year to help mostly at-risk students at three Albuquerque elementary schools improve their reading skills. Over the course of the school year, students receive 90 minutes of one-on-one literacy tutoring each week. Children also receive twenty free books to build their very own at-home library.
ABQ Reads provides over 7,000 hours of tutoring each year.
ABQ Reads gets results.
Albuquerque Reads gets results. At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, only 17% of kindergarten students at the three Albuquerque Reads sites demonstrated pre-reading proficiency, compared with nearly 1/3 of their peers in the rest of the district. During that school year, ABQ Reads students made substantial literacy gains – nearly closing the reading proficiency gap with the rest of their peers.