GET INVOLVED Read Charlotte is a community-wide children’s reading initiative uniting parents, educators and community partners to improve children’s literacy from birth through third grade. Help your PreK-3rd grade kids stay on track with a FREE Reading Checkup! With this tool, Mecklenburg County families receive targeted recommendations for specific reading skills to focus on at home, while choosing from activities that meet the child’s needs.  GET A READING CHECKUP » Become a volunteer tutor with HELPS, Augustine Literacy Project and/or Heart Math! These are currently virtual opportunities to support children as a volunteer tutor. VOLUNTEER » Donate to support our efforts to build home libraries for kids and eliminate the book desert across Mecklenburg County.  DONATE »

Support My Community

Read Charlotte is all about collaboration and coordination. The entire community can play a role in helping thousands of kids in reading.

Join the fight for literacy in Charlotte-Mecklenburg!

Become a Tutor

Become a reading or math tutor in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Current tutoring opportunities include both in-person and virtual options.

Donate to Read Charlotte

Contributions to Read Charlotte help build home libraries for children, support community education efforts, strengthen family engagement or support the Transformation Fund, which invests in evidence-based literacy programs.

Be a Checkup Champ

Give a free Reading Checkup to the PreK-3rd grade child in your life. After two simple quizzes, you’ll get an individualized reading plan and fun activities to practice at home.

Nominate a Reading Hero

Read Charlotte recognizes ordinary people in Mecklenburg County doing extraordinary things to improve children’s language and literacy (birth through third grade).

Donate Literacy Kits

Help us provide families with Literacy Kits to support their use of the Reading Checkup at home.