I Would Rather Be Reading

I Would Rather Be Reading I Would Rather Be Reading is a non-profit whose mission is to help students who have experienced trauma increase their reading proficiency

Operating as usual

10/15/2021

Check out this awesome episode of Built By Kids, hosted by none other than Miranda Construction and I Would Rather Be Reading.

Click the video to see how bookmarks are made and what the trending designs are for elementary aged kids 😆

IWRBR would like to welcome our three newest volunteers! Watch out for the great things they will accomplish with our ki...
10/15/2021

IWRBR would like to welcome our three newest volunteers! Watch out for the great things they will accomplish with our kiddos in the months to come. ☺️

#iwrbr #read #volunteer #mentor #literacy

IWRBR would like to welcome our three newest volunteers! Watch out for the great things they will accomplish with our kiddos in the months to come. ☺️

#iwrbr #read #volunteer #mentor #literacy

❤️ 2 Spots Left❤️It's not too late to participate in tomorrow's Reading Mentor Volunteer Training, taking place from 5:3...
10/13/2021

❤️ 2 Spots Left❤️

It's not too late to participate in tomorrow's Reading Mentor Volunteer Training, taking place from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. I Would Rather Be Reading is very excited to onboard new mentors that are eager and willing to make a difference in a child's life.

What to expect at training:
Learn three highly effective literacy strategies to use while working with children.
Receive mentor materials

Requirements:
Identify the site where you wish to volunteer
Submit information for a background check

This is also a good training for families with kids in grades k-5 struggling with reading at home.

Send us a DM for the link to sign up!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeV4hbR55tx78VXQq5Pt8o9wA6tjCWTq7Cjk63gN1gAs8lg-Q/viewform

#louisville #nonprofit #reading #mentor #literacyintervention

❤️ 2 Spots Left❤️

It's not too late to participate in tomorrow's Reading Mentor Volunteer Training, taking place from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. I Would Rather Be Reading is very excited to onboard new mentors that are eager and willing to make a difference in a child's life.

What to expect at training:
Learn three highly effective literacy strategies to use while working with children.
Receive mentor materials

Requirements:
Identify the site where you wish to volunteer
Submit information for a background check

This is also a good training for families with kids in grades k-5 struggling with reading at home.

Send us a DM for the link to sign up!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeV4hbR55tx78VXQq5Pt8o9wA6tjCWTq7Cjk63gN1gAs8lg-Q/viewform

#louisville #nonprofit #reading #mentor #literacyintervention

10/07/2021
We’re back at it again 😎

Our mission is to provide equitable access to high quality, trauma responsive literacy instruction.

IWRBR runs summer camps, after school programs, reading mentors that collaborate with community partners, curriculum, and professional development.

Most recently, we’re working to support teachers in creating trauma responsive literacy blocks at J.B. Atkinson Elementary.

Stay tuned and follow our page for ongoing updates!

#iwrbr

Flavors of Fall photo booth action  📷 #iwrbr #fall #festival #flavorsoffall@downtownlouisville @mintpopin_lou
10/05/2021

Flavors of Fall photo booth action 📷

#iwrbr #fall #festival #flavorsoffall

@downtownlouisville @mintpopin_lou

Flavors of Fall photo booth action  📷 #iwrbr #fall #festival #flavorsoffall@downtownlouisville @mintpopin_lou
10/05/2021

Flavors of Fall photo booth action 📷

#iwrbr #fall #festival #flavorsoffall

@downtownlouisville @mintpopin_lou

Flavors of Fall photo booth action camera 📷 #iwrbr #fall #festival #flavorsoffall@downtownlouisville @mintpopin_lou
10/05/2021

Flavors of Fall photo booth action camera 📷

#iwrbr #fall #festival #flavorsoffall

@downtownlouisville @mintpopin_lou

Flavors of Fall photo booth action camera 📷 #iwrbr #fall #festival #flavorsoffall@downtownlouisville @mintpopin_lou
10/05/2021

Flavors of Fall photo booth action camera 📷

#iwrbr #fall #festival #flavorsoffall

@downtownlouisville @mintpopin_lou

🎃Flavors of Fall Festival 🎃It takes a village to make this happen! @downtownlouisville @mintpopinlou#iwrbr #fall #festiv...
10/04/2021

🎃Flavors of Fall Festival 🎃

It takes a village to make this happen!

@downtownlouisville @mintpopinlou

#iwrbr #fall #festival #pumpkinpainting #village

🎃Flavors of Fall Festival 🎃There’s literally nothing better than baby farm animals! @downtownlouisville @mintpopinlou #f...
10/04/2021

🎃Flavors of Fall Festival 🎃

There’s literally nothing better than baby farm animals!

@downtownlouisville @mintpopinlou

#fall #festival #iwrbr #downtownlouisville
#babyanimals

🎃Flavors of Fall Festival 🎃The rain held out and a good time was had by all! Fall is in the air and we’re here for every...
10/04/2021

🎃Flavors of Fall Festival 🎃

The rain held out and a good time was had by all! Fall is in the air and we’re here for every minute of it.

Special thanks to our sponsors
@downtownlouisville @mintpopin_lou

#louisvilleky #downtownlou
#iwrbr #mintpopin #fall #festival #pumpkins #farmanimals #cookies

😍 😍😍😍😍
09/30/2021

😍 😍😍😍😍

Just a few pictures from today’s Built By Kids episode with the @mirandaconstruction  team. It was the perfect start to ...
09/30/2021

Just a few pictures from today’s Built By Kids episode with the @mirandaconstruction team. It was the perfect start to fall break and we can’t wait to see how it turns out.

#iwrbr #mirandaconstruction #community #communitypartners #fallbreak

What are you doing this Sunday? IWRBR is hosting a free, community fall festival!🍁We are looking for volunteers to help ...
09/28/2021

What are you doing this Sunday? IWRBR is hosting a free, community fall festival!🍁

We are looking for volunteers to help run some of the booths. If you can help us out, click the link to sign up. 😀

Training new mentors thanks to everyone who donated to #giveforgoodlou ! #iwrbr
09/27/2021

Training new mentors thanks to everyone who donated to #giveforgoodlou !

#iwrbr

Training new mentors thanks to everyone who donated to #giveforgoodlou !

#iwrbr

09/19/2021

We are speechless ❤️

Thank you to everyone who has helped our little baby organization grow to what it is today.

440 + Donors put us in 5th place overall and 2nd place in our tier, helping #iwrbr to win several thousand dollars in additional prizes during #giveforgoodlou .

We appreciate every single individual donor, P2P fundraiser, and corporate sponsor.

Follow us at @iwrbr_ky to stay updated on fall programs, volunteer opportunities, job opportunities, and events!

We are speechless ❤️Thank you to everyone who has helped our little baby organization grow to what it is today. 440 + Do...
09/19/2021

We are speechless ❤️

Thank you to everyone who has helped our little baby organization grow to what it is today.

440 + Donors put us in 5th place overall and 2nd place in our tier, helping #iwrbr to win several thousand dollars in additional prizes during #giveforgoodlou .

We appreciate every single individual donor, P2P fundraiser, and corporate sponsor.

Follow us at @iwrbr_ky to stay updated on fall programs, volunteer opportunities, job opportunities, and events!

We are speechless ❤️

Thank you to everyone who has helped our little baby organization grow to what it is today.

440 + Donors put us in 5th place overall and 2nd place in our tier, helping #iwrbr to win several thousand dollars in additional prizes during #giveforgoodlou .

We appreciate every single individual donor, P2P fundraiser, and corporate sponsor.

Follow us at @iwrbr_ky to stay updated on fall programs, volunteer opportunities, job opportunities, and events!

We don’t play around when it comes to #giveforgoodlou 😍#iwrbr
09/18/2021

We don’t play around when it comes to #giveforgoodlou 😍

#iwrbr

09/17/2021

Dunk Tank!

#GiveForGoodLouLIVE #GiveForGoodLou #iwrbr

09/17/2021

#GiveForGoodLouLIVE #GiveForGoodLou #iwrbr

09/17/2021

Miranda Construction Dunk Tank For Good!

#GiveForGoodLouLIVE #GiveForGoodLou

THANK YOU GUYS WE LOVE YOU🤍🤍🤍🤍 #giveforgoodlou
09/17/2021

THANK YOU GUYS WE LOVE YOU🤍🤍🤍🤍 #giveforgoodlou

Thank you for supporting I Would Rather Be Reading 🤩🎊📚💥 #giveforgoodlou
09/17/2021

Thank you for supporting I Would Rather Be Reading 🤩🎊📚💥 #giveforgoodlou

WE LOVE YOU GUYS🤍🤍🤍 thank you thank you thank you✨🤩 #giveforgoodlou
09/17/2021

WE LOVE YOU GUYS🤍🤍🤍 thank you thank you thank you✨🤩 #giveforgoodlou

09/17/2021

#GiveForGoodLouLIVE #GiveforGoodLou #iwrbr

09/17/2021

1:45 Match Minute
#GiveForGoodLouLIVE. #GiveforGoodLou. #iwrbr

09/17/2021

Far and Wide Update with MAPS Security .

#GiveforGoodLou #GiveForGoodLouLIVE

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU✨✨✨✨🤍🤍🤍
09/17/2021

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU✨✨✨✨🤍🤍🤍

THANK YOU SO MUCH🤍🤍🤍 we are so thankful for y’all ✨🎊 #iwrbr #giveforgoodlou #communityfoundationoflouisville
09/17/2021

THANK YOU SO MUCH🤍🤍🤍 we are so thankful for y’all ✨🎊 #iwrbr #giveforgoodlou #communityfoundationoflouisville

09/17/2021
We love you guys and your support to #iwrbr #giveforgoodlou 🤍🤍🤍
09/17/2021

We love you guys and your support to #iwrbr #giveforgoodlou 🤍🤍🤍

Thank you to DDW, The Color House who is generously supporting our campaign! Stay tuned to see how we use their drink in...
09/17/2021

Thank you to DDW, The Color House who is generously supporting our campaign! Stay tuned to see how we use their drink ingredient later at the live party!

#GiveForGoodLou #iwrbr

Thank you to those who donated to I Would Rather Be Reading✨📚 We appreciate your support ❤️❤️❤️ #giveforgoodlou
09/17/2021

Thank you to those who donated to I Would Rather Be Reading✨📚 We appreciate your support ❤️❤️❤️ #giveforgoodlou

Address

609 W. Main St. #306
Louisville, KY
40202

General information

I Would Rather Be Reading is a non-profit organization providing students who have experienced childhood trauma with appropriate academic literacy supports. I Would Rather Be Reading affiliates will serve children enrolled in the Jefferson County Public School system. Research suggests that 1:4 students have experienced childhood trauma which has been associated with negative long-term effects on cognitive outcomes (Enlow, Egeland, Blood, Wright, Wright, 2012). It has been found that students who are not proficient in reading by the end of their 3rd grade year will face discouraging hurdles to success in school and beyond (Center for Public Education, 2015). Our mission is for children who have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma to receive intense, consistent, one-on-one, reading intervention from a trained reading specialist to outweigh the negative effects caused by childhood trauma exposure.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

502-694-0650

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Videos

I Can’t Wait to Read This...

There he was standing in a blue and black, short sleeve, athletic blend t-shirt. It was still wrinkled from where it had been stuffed in his drawer just a few hours earlier. He had a grown out summer fade his grandmother took him to get when school first let out, untied high top tennis shoes with mud stains from the dirt stacks made by MSD workers who just so happened to be in the neighborhood that week, and circles under his eyes from staying up all night telling scary stories with his siblings. He began tapping on my arm and when he got my attention said, “Will you look at this?” It was Thursday and my day was done, but there was something really special about Devin and he always deserved an extra minute.

Devin was reluctant to attend summer camp at first. We conferenced with his teacher for months about students who she felt lived in the neighborhood around Camp Good Book and Shades and could benefit from the services I Would Rather Be Reading had to offer. She told us that he would be going to sixth grade the following year, but was reading on a 1st grade level. Situations in his personal life had caused him to miss many school days in the past, move schools, and move homes, more times than most people would care to think about. When he landed in his final classroom it was near the end of the school year, but his home life was stable and would be staying in the same neighborhood.

For months we approached Devin asking him about his likes and dislikes, what kind of books he would enjoy reading at home, and if he would be interested in spending time at I Would Rather Be Reading’s summer camp.

The school year ended and the start of camp came and went with Devin nowhere in sight. His siblings who were also enrolled eventually came to camp that week, but not him.

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Thank you Mary Sutter, Wendy Woodford, and Kim Baker!!! #GiveForGoodLou
We love your shout out to your morning rush donors! Way to go, IWRBR!