Third grade reading proficiency is a key indicator of future success. Ready.Set.READ! is a collaboration among the United Way of Berks County, the educational and business communities and community organizations working together to ensure reading proficiency for students by the end of third grade.


Volunteer tutoring, parent education and community awareness are just a few of the ways Ready.Set.READ! will accomplish this goal. Learn more about RSR's multi-faceted approach and discover the volunteer opportunities available.

Ready.Set.READ! Good Reads

Star Readers Tutor Training Dates Announced

The following training dates have been announced for the upcoming school year:

September 25 from 8-10 AM
September 26 from 4-6 PM

Please contact Darby Wiekrykas at 610-685-4574 or to register for a training session. All trainings are held at UGI Energy Services, One Meridian Blvd., Reading, 19610. To learn more about Star Readers and tutoring opportunities, visit Star Readers.

Summer Learning Grant Recipients Announced

Summer Learning Grants were awarded to eight local organizations to support summer literacy efforts throughout Berks County. Learn more...

Summer Learning Keeps Kids on Track in School

Learn why summer learning is critical to future success in this video produced by, and used with permission from, Horizons National.


The 2016 Ready.Set.READ! Annual Report is now available

View the 2016 Annual Report

View the RSR highlights video featured at the Ready.Set.READ! Community Forum.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of programs and opportunities. Raise your hand and get started now!
Star Readers Tutoring Program
Growing Readers
Raising a Reader
Abriendo Puertas
Reach Out and Read