Third grade reading proficiency is a key indicator of future success, yet recent PSSA scores* show that 43% of Berks County third graders fall short of being proficient. 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.


*Based on 2015 PSSA data

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Our thanks to the Fightin Phils for creating this overview video of Ready.Set.READ!'s work:

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
Story Friends
Raising a Reader
Ready Rosie
Abriendo Puertas
Reach Out and Read