Mentor Get a Mentor

We want to fill 8 new classrooms with Reading Mentors, and we need your help! Reach out to family, friends and colleagues to encourage them to become volunteers. Suggest they join you for a session to experience it for themselves before making a commitment.

To thank you for your efforts, we want to reward you! Recruit just ONE Reading Mentor to get entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card to Ruby Jean’s Juicery. Recruit TWO or more Reading Mentors, and you’ll ALSO receive a FREE Lead to Read KC T-shirt.

How It Works: Ask recruits to put your name in the “Volunteer Notes” field of the application. Once your recruit has been assigned to a classroom, you’ll receive your credit. The reward period ends February 28. We’ll announce the raffle winner in the March newsletter and on social media. Questions? Contact Hayley Rees at

Raise a Glass for Lead to Read KC

Lead to Read KC is the featured charity partner at Casual Animal Brewing Company, located at 1725 McGee St., in January and February! Two dollars of every pint of Local Motive beer sold goes directly to Lead to Read KC. Bring your friends and family and gather any time at Casual Animal to support our organization. 
And plan now to join us for these Lead to Read KC events:
  • Thursday, February 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for our LOVE LIT HAPPY HOUR
    It’s a book swap, too! Just bring a book or two from your personal bookshelf that you think others might enjoy, and maybe you’ll find a new book to take home and love!
  • Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. for our LIT LOVERS TRIVIA NIGHT
    WIN GREAT PRIZES! Teams up to 8 people are welcome. Entry is $20 per team. Register here.
Check back here for more information or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to get regular updates. Interested in helping with a Casual Animal event? Reach out to Linda Hughes.
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Get Schooled: Building Dreams

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Thank You!

Congratulations to our Educator Appreciation Happy Hour raffle winners, and thank you to everyone who came out to support Lead to Read KC on Friday, January 20 at Casual Animal Brewing Co. Special shout-out to Minsky’s Pizza for donating a classroom pizza party. Be sure to join us for our next events on February 9th and 23rd! Details above.

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