Read Like Me

Read Like Me

Sara Kidner

2021 Winner
Educating for Tomorrow

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Read Like Me is a literacy and role model initiative providing internships to young Black males to help address the reading achievement gap in Black male students in grades 3-5. Hired mentors will work with local elementary schools to run book club and reading circles with high interest reading materials. They will also develop a YouTube channel to promote reading in this demographic. Read Like Me addresses not only the literacy gap, but also gives opportunities to promote education as a career field for Black, male student leaders.

Keep up to date with Sara’s progress via the Read Like Me website.

May 26, 2021

Read Like Me is doing a training as part of the school districts summer learning experiences and are conducting a book drive with the students using an Amazon Wish List.

They are also going use some of the Accelerate prize money to award two scholarships — a $750 scholarship and a $250 book scholarship — for minority males studying education.

March 17, 2021

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March 3, 2021

Less than a week after winning Accelerate, Sara launched the Read Like Me website.