Read Charlotte Reading Hero

Read Charlotte recognizes ordinary people in Mecklenburg County doing extraordinary things to improve children’s language and literacy (birth through third grade). To reach the goal of doubling the percentage of Charlotte-Mecklenburg third graders reading at grade level by 2025, Read Charlotte needs the help of the whole community.

Meet Our Reading Heroes

Nominate someone you believe is going above and beyond to see children succeed in reading. 

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Q: Who is eligible to be considered as a Read Charlotte Reading Hero?

    A: Nominations must be in the name of a single individual. (Groups and organizations are ineligible for consideration.) There is no age or occupation requirement to be eligible, as long as the individual is impacting reading success in an extraordinary way in Mecklenburg County.  

    Q: How will I know if my hero is selected?

    A: Due to the volume of nominations received, we cannot respond individually to each submission. However, if your nomination advances, we will contact you and your nominee through the contact information you provide.

    Q: May I mail or fax my nomination?

    A: No. All nominations must be submitted online through our website.

    Q: If selected, what do Reading Heroes receive?

    A: Reading Heroes will receive a one of a kind Read Charlotte Reading Hero t-shirt, a recognition letter and a digital Reading Hero “badge” to share on their social media channels. (Some Reading Heroes will also be recognized on Read Charlotte’s website, the monthly newsletter, social media and more!)