Literacy is the gateway to academic success

Did you know? A child is four times more likely to not graduate high school if they are unable to read proficiently by the 4th grade. By providing children with the guidance to grow and improve their literacy skills, our volunteers open the door to a limitless future.

Impact on Children


Served over 600 children.

Impact on Volunteers


Held over 15,000 tutoring sessions.

Impact on the Community


Over 23,500 hours of tutoring service

Our Mission

Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty – the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade.  Through an intergenerational approach, we provide both older adult volunteer tutor/mentors and children with opportunities to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.

Our Volunteers Make A World Of Difference

Early literacy intervention leads to fluency proficiency and improved reading comprehension. By working with our young learners to develop these skills, we open up opportunities for academic success and greater independence throughout life.

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