Wright to Read

Giving the Gift of Literacy Wright to Read recruits, trains, and supports volunteer tutors and mentors who work with elementary school students on reading.

Volunteer tutors are matched with Alexandria City Public School students who are identified by their teachers as needing help with reading. Our Tutor/Mentor volunteers work with students in the public libraries, primarily. We also have after school reading programs. In these programs, a group of volunteers tutor at the same time in a specified location.

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Mentor of The Month in Alexandria 11/21/2017

A huge congratulations to our Mentor of the Month! Make sure to check out the great article through the link below! Also, please follow the Campagna Center page to stay up to date!

Mentor of The Month in Alexandria After moving to Alexandria, I knew I wanted to get more involved in the community. I had previously tutored adults in reading and thought it would be fun and a challenge to tutor a child.

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Hey everyone make sure to follow The Campagna Center page to see what we are up to!

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Please RSVP through the link below for our Movement Workshop September 9th! We have partnered with RunningBrooke to show how to incorporate movement into your tutoring sessions. Those that have RSVP'ed we will be sending out more information about the location very shortly! Thank you!


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As many of you might have seen in our email there is very big news regarding the Wright to Read Program.

"Dear Friend of Wright to Read,

It is with great pleasure I write on behalf of Wright to Read’s Board of Directors to inform you that effective September 1, the Wright to Read program will return to The Campagna Center. Because you are a vital Wright to Read stakeholder, I wanted to share this information with you in advance of any public announcement.

As part of this arrangement, we will move to 418 S. Washington Street and will officially begin operating as a program of The Campagna Center on September 1. Wright to Read's Jamie Barter and Luisa Reyes will transition to The Campagna Center along with the program.

Our decision was made after two years of thorough research, analysis, and deliberation of our program, our budget, and our effectiveness operating for the last five years as an independent organization. After considering options to merge with a number of organizations in the same field of service, returning to The Campagna Center stood out as the natural choice because of its excellent reputation in the community, similarities and synergies with The Campagna Center’s existing services, and potential opportunities to foster program expansion. The Board voted unanimously and enthusiastically to move forward with a transition back to The Campagna Center, which has also been endorsed by The Campagna Center’s Board of Directors.

The Wright to Read Board joins me in thanking all of you for your steadfast support over the years and we look forward to your continued involvement in this important program and partnership. Additional thanks goes first and foremost, to Peggy Morrison-Curtis, Wright to Read’s Executive Director, for her masterful orchestration of the research, analysis and documentation to support this transition. Special thanks also to Luisa and Jamie for keeping the program running effectively all during the Board’s deliberations and rising to the challenge of a major organizational move.

With great pride, the Wright to Read program has provided tutoring and mentoring services to elementary school children in Alexandria for the last 38 years. As we look forward to continuing our work through a renewed relationship with The Campagna Center, we also look forward to your continued engagement with this vital work. Your help has been and will be essential to our ongoing success.


Jim Epstein, Chair
Wright to Read Board of Directors"

Photos from Wright to Read's post 08/07/2017

We had such an amazing time at the scavenger hunt this past Saturday and we hope you all did as well! Thank you for sending in pictures along the way!


We want to wish the students at Samuel Tucker Elementary a great first day as they start their school year tomorrow. Tutor/mentors just be aware that tutoring sessions times could change due to students starting school.

You've received an Evite invitation. 07/31/2017

Don't forget this Saturday we're hosting a scavenger hunt around Old Town. Meet at the Wright to Read office at 10:00am to get your clues! We look forward to seeing everybody there! http://evite.me/KpD26h412y

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There is still time to complete our summer reading challenge! Please contact us once it's complete so we can get your student their prize!

ACPS Express | Discover (Mostly) Free and Fun Summer Educational Activities Around Alexandria 07/21/2017

Happy Friday! Alexandria City Public Schools has put together a list of educational and mostly free activities to do around town. Check out the list below.

ACPS Express | Discover (Mostly) Free and Fun Summer Educational Activities Around Alexandria Posted on July 16, 2017 Discover (Mostly) Free and Fun Summer Educational Activities Around Alexandria Are you looking for fun and educational ways to engage your brain this summer? Enjoy these fun and educational activities around Alexandria! Celebrate History Scavenger Hunt Enjoy this free printab...

Reading Our Way to Middle School: Mentor of the Week 07/19/2017

We'd like to congratulate Bev and Erianna for being selected as "Mentor of the Month." Check out the article below!


Reading Our Way to Middle School: Mentor of the Week My tutor and I meet every week to read fun stories. When I read I try to get most words and punctuation right. We build Legos and play with them and also play card games like “I Declare War” which I win. Sometimes we read outside and Ms Bev times me running when I need to take a break. Some of the b...

Photos from Wright to Read's post 07/17/2017

A big thank you to everyone who came out to our Readers Take the Stage event this past Friday. We had a great time and hope you all did as well!

You've received an Evite invitation. 07/05/2017

We hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July. Just a reminder, don't forget to RSVP for Readers Take the Stage. The event will be at the WTR office NEXT Friday, July 14th at 6pm.


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We hope everyone has a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend! Don't forget to knock out "read on the Fourth of July" for the Summer Reading Challenge as well!

20 Sites to Improve Your Child's Literacy : The Childrens Book Review 06/23/2017

If you are looking for more resources to help your student over the summer check out this link. With twenty websites that can help with literacy, it could be very useful. Hope everybody has a great weekend!

20 Sites to Improve Your Child's Literacy : The Childrens Book Review There are a number of organizations and sites that provide online activities, teaching tips, and free books for children. 20 sites to explore over the summer.


If you were looking for something to do this weekend with your mentee check out the 8th Annual Youth Arts Festival this Saturday, June 24th from 1pm to 5 pm at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center at 2701 Commonwealth Avenue.


Community Lodgings and VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative are partnering to put together a Bike Rodeo this Saturday from 10am to 2pm at Four Mile Run Park 4100 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA. There will be bike safety lessons, bike maintenance, tune ups and giveaways. If you needed an event for this weekend, this would be a great choice!


A FINAL reminder that we have a Coffee Chat this Saturday in order to explain our new Volunteer Tracking System, pick up resources for the summer tutoring, and exchange ideas with other tutor/mentors. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Summer Picnic 2017 06/06/2017

We want to thank everyone that came out to our picnic this past Saturday! We hope you enjoy these photos from the event, feel free to like and share your favorites!

Summer Picnic 2017 06/06/2017
Photos from Wright to Read's post 06/05/2017

We want to thank everyone who attended and helped make our Annual Picnic a HUGE success! We hope you all had as wonderful a time as we did! Look forward to more photos tomorrow! Thanks again!

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