Project Read was founded in the Spring of 1997 by Tracy Dash, a student at CSUF. With the help and input of dozens of enthusiastic CSUF volunteers, the project has served hundreds of local children
The mission of Project Read is to teach children the love of reading. Committed volunteers make a profound difference in the life of a child by spending quality time with them as they read storybooks together and play reading games, thereby encouraging the children and promoting an enthusiasm for reading. Volunteers devote two hours per week for an entire semester. During this time, the volunteers are mentoring and reading to children at local transitional homes in hope of promoting literacy amongst the needy. They also help the children with their homework and do other fun activities to help the children have greater success in school and promote a welcoming environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to enhance their leadership skills by becoming a mentor, teacher, and public speaker.