Get Schooled: Building Dreams

Tickets go on sale March 18 for our fifth-annual Get Schooled fundraising event, which will take place at the iconic Union Station on Friday, June 9.

The evening will include cocktails, delicious food, fun games, a live auction and more! Go to to get all the details and sign up to be notified as soon as tickets are available.

Need another reason to attend? Check out this interview with Orion Jean, our special guest and TIME Magazine Kid of the Year.

As we wrap up construction of this event, there’s still time to become a sponsor or host a table.

Check back here for more information or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to get regular updates.

Second Saturday Book Sorting

Looking for a one-time volunteering opportunity you can do with friends or family? We need help processing and labeling book donations. Sign up to join us on any second Saturday morning to clean, label and sort books. Adults and children twelve and older are welcome.

Lead to Read KC provides books to children in our twenty-four partner schools, at community events and through our Reading is Everywhere program. 

Reading Rally with Patrick Mahomes a Huge Success

On March 15, Lead to Read KC hosted a Reading Rally featuring Patrick Mahomes at the T-Mobile Center. The event centered around his 15 and the Mahomies foundation’s Read for 15 program, which encourages students to read outside of school for 15 minutes every day. Around 2,300 students joined Mahomes in chants and listened to a read-aloud of local author Kristen Heath’s book We’re All Weird. To learn more or see footage from the event, check out the coverage on our In the News page.

Cheers to a Great Partnership!

Thank you to Casual Animal Brewing Co. and everyone who raised a beer to support Lead to Read KC during January and February. The $3,855 in Local Motive funds will help further our mission to support the social, emotional and reading skills that are foundational for student success.

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