REACH Reads RAP SESSIONS:
REACH RAP Sessions are the nucleus of our organization and is how REACH was started using read-aloud techniques to get kids interested and engaged in reading. Conducted weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly, read-aloud sessions take place at 11 shelters and through 16 community initiatives across Coastal Virginia to help children build stronger academic futures. In FY17, REACH held 402 Read-Aloud sessions, utilizing volunteers who contributed over who volunteered 1,600 read-aloud hours and read 1,206 stories to their young listeners. Since 2012, REACH Inc. has supported the literacy needs of over 6,000 new and returning children and distributed over 95,000 books valued at over $350,000.