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We can’t believe there are only two weeks left in summer camp! Our secret agents and super spies are having a blast participating in activities, going on field trips — and of course, reading! #literacy #reading #readingmatters #summerfun #summercamp

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Today we want to give a shout-out to one of our awesome volunteers, Donna Blumberg! As a Reading Buddy, Donna has helped students in our community develop the reading skills that will help them succeed in school, work, and beyond. #volunteers #education #nonprofits #literacy

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We want to highlight the awesome work our summer interns are doing - check out what Maddie, one of our @citysquare_americorps Members, has to say about serving at R2L! Maddie is serving as an AmeriCorps member because she believes in giving back to the community, and believes that serving your community is one way to become a better leader. Maddie says that R2L is a great opportunity for her to learn how to interact with our students, and that the lessons she’s learning at R2L will translate to success in her future career! #americorps #service #givingback

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Thank you to our partners @dallas_afterschool and @texas_capital_bank for making a wonderful activity possible today! Our students used the Wind Racers Wonderkit from DAS to learn about renewable energy and engineer their own wind-powered cars. Volunteers from TCB helped our young designers bring their ideas to life! Activities like these make Team Read Summer Camp so special. #summerlearning #engineering #renewableenergy #wonderkit #TCBcares

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Making new friends @trinityriverauduboncenter!! #snailfriends #turtlefriends #summercamp #summerreading

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Yesterday’s Fitness Day was a blast! Thanks to board member @greg.w.mccoy, as well as Tackle Smart, @trinitysara and Holly Ann for helping our students practice fitness and get energized for learning! #fitness #summercamp #summerfun

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We want to give a shout-out to longtime Reading Buddy and recent @SMU grad Hays Cape! Hays has volunteered with R2L since Fall 2017 and helped recruit many other community members to be Reading Buddies through @coachingforliteracy. We’re thankful for Hays’ contribution to West Dallas literacy, and for all our Reading Buddies who help make our programs possible! #volunteers #service #literacy #nonprofits

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Our team received a surprise visit from one of our past Team Read Instructors! Jonathan Permadi was an Instructor from 2015-2017 and then went on to join Teach for America in Nashville. He has completed TFA and is going to be a middle school teacher at KIPP Nashville College Prep next year! Jonathan is missed at R2L, but we are so proud of his accomplishments and his continued journey in education! #teachers #teachersrock #education #literacy

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Summer camp starts in just four days! To prepare for camp, this week we held volunteer trainings where participants learned the ins and outs of guiding our students through their summer activities. We can’t wait for what’s in store this summer! #summercamp #summerfun #literacy #nonprofits #volunteers #service

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We’re so proud of the fifth graders who recently graduated from Team Read After-School at Booktown! Each of these students made significant reading gains while in Team Read, and are now poised to excel in middle school. We can’t wait to see all the amazing things they achieve! #reading #literacy #afterschool #graduation

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As you may have heard, we recently won Best Overall Quality for our After-School Program at the @dallas_afterschool Awards Luncheon! R2L mastered 100% of the 74 quality indicators for the Dallas Afterschool AQuA Assessment for both Booktown and Heights’ Team Read After-School programs. We’re honored to have received this award, and thankful to all of our community partners who helped make this possible! #afterschool #literacy #education

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Readers 2 Leaders is training summer providers from across Dallas in literacy best practices through the RISE curriculum. We are partnering with @dallas_afterschool to reach 1500 students this summer. Can't wait to tackle the summer slide! #summerreading

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Today was the first day for our five summer interns! This summer we’re honored to have four @citysquare_americorps members serving with us (Skylar, Maddy, Amy, and Evelyn), as well as an @exxonmobil Community Summer Jobs Program intern (Daniela). Help us welcome them to the team in the comments below! #americorps #service #nonprofits

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Today we say good luck to our two incredible AmeriCorps members from this past school year! Rebeca and Kinsey logged 675 hours of service each, and their hard work helped Readers 2 Leaders win the award for best quality program from @dallas_afterschool . Our after-school and summer programs count on AmeriCorps volunteers, and we wish these two the very best as they pursue great things.

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As the school year comes to a close, we want to give a huge shout-out to our nearly 150 Reading Buddies! Reading Buddies provide not only reading tutoring, but the support that comes with being positive role models. #volunteer #service #afterschool

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It’s #teacherappreciationweek, so naturally we want to give a HUGE thank you to our spectacular Team Read Instructors - Regina, Lena, Ariel, Rachael, Mary and Martha - who make our programs possible! Our Instructors provide impactful reading instruction to underserved students in our community so that they have the opportunity to succeed in school and fulfill their dreams. Help us thank our Instructors by leaving them some encouraging words in the comments below! #teachers #earlyliteracy #nonprofits

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It’s #teacherappreciationweek, and we want to give a huge shout-out to all of our amazing teacher partners at @uplift_education and @dallasisd! While we’re so thankful for the opportunity to provide supplementary reading instruction to Dallas students, we know that our teacher partners are crucial to ensuring that our community’s children receive a well-rounded education. To all of our teacher partners and Team Read Instructors alike: thank you so much for what you do, and know that your hard work is appreciated by us all! #teachers #education #literacy

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Looking for inspiring posts about Dallas’s awesome teachers? You’re in luck, because this week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Check out the hashtag #DallasISDTeachers all throughout this week and see all the ways that Dallas ISD teachers have made an impact in our community! #dallas #education #teachers

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Did you know that at R2L, students on average achieve eleven months of reading growth in just seven months? Team Read, our flagship program, provides underserved Dallas students with the reading skills that will help them thrive in both the classroom and beyond. #literacy #afterschool #nonprofits

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#throwbackthursday: In February, R2L students created message hearts for the Heart Center at @childrens for American Heart Month. Nurses displayed these hearts in hallways where the staff, families and patients could enjoy them. #service #health #giving

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Congratulations to the graduates of @TheConcilio PASE Program. PASE is a 6-week program that provides parents with skills to direct their children’s academic success and guide them to a bright future. We’re so grateful to partner with The Concilio for this wonderful program!

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Celebrating After School Professionals Appreciation Week with @unionfoodtruck! #afterschool #staffappreciation #lunchtime

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Earth Day was on Monday, so this week at Booktown our social-emotional theme was Ethical Responsibility and students learned about taking care of our earth! During Activity Time this week, students created functional objects from recycled materials, learning how sustainability can practiced in all sorts of ways! #earthday #sustainability #recycling #afterschool

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Wishing a happy Easter, Passover and Spring from the R2L family to yours! Thank you to @watermarkchurch for donating the beautiful Easter baskets for our Afterschool students 🐰🌷🌤

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Last night we had the incredible opportunity to tell the Readers 2 Leaders story live in front of more than 1200 Dallas leaders of all stripes! Although we did not win the big prize we were hoping for, we WILL do whatever it takes to reach the students who need us. Thank you to everyone who supported us throughout the last year of hard work leading up to The Pitch. We are excited to see what’s next! Congratulations @poeticpersists, @mptxorg, @studentsuccessagency, and @rosaesrojo and thank you to @unitedwaydallas for an incredible year!

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The R2L team is here and READY for The Pitch! Can’t wait to hear Norma bring the house down when she shares our innovation with a packed house. Cross your fingers, say a prayer, and wish us well! Winning tonight = serving thousands more kids. #literacy #socialinnovation

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Readers 2 Leaders wants to train more adults to help kids with reading! Tonight’s our big chance. At The Pitch, basically Shark Tank for nonprofits, ED Norma Nelson will share our story with 6 judges and 1300 audience members and ask them to award us Social Innovator of the Year! Thank you to every person who helped us get here. We are ready to help thousands more kids read! #dallasliteracy #gamechanger #sharktank